A 1,500-calorie eating plan designed to help you stay trim and satisfiedBy: Keri Glassman, R.D.
2 poached eggs
2 Tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt mixed with 1/4 tsp dried dill, 1/4 tsp lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 sprig fresh dill
1 Thomas' 100% Whole Wheat English Muffin
1 small apple
People who eat eggs for breakfast report feeling fuller and consume fewer calories over the next 36 hours compared with those who eat bagels.(Bonus: Discover more satisfying and belly-blasting meals with the Abs Diet for Women)
Total: 353 calories
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1⁄3 cup fat-free vanilla soy milk
1 Tbsp honey
8 oz brewed green tea
Blend kiwis with soy milk and honey. Add green tea and blend until combined. (Search: Health benefits of green tea)
Research has linked diets high in low-fat dairy to weight loss. Soy milk may have similar benefits. A small study found that women who drank about three cups of soy milk a day lost as much weight as those who drank skim cow's milk.
Total: 173 calories
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1 cup Health Valley Organic 40% Less Sodium Black Bean Vegetable Soup
2 Tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
1 oz Guiltless Gourmet Chili Lime Tortilla Chips
3 Tbsp salsa
These baked chips contain two grams of fiber, two grams of protein, and only three grams of fat per serving.
Total: 288 calories
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1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese mixed with 1 tsp honey
1 cinnamon graham cracker
1 small nectarine
Nectarines are a great source of vitamin C, and a study found that C boosts your body's ability to metabolize fat. (Related: 10 Super Nutrients for a Flat Belly)
Total: 222 calories
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1/2 cup dry rigatoni, cooked
3 oz shrimp, poached
1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and pureed
3 large black olives, sliced
1/2 Tbsp pine nuts
2 tsp grated Parmesan
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1 cup romaine lettuce
1/4 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Toss pasta with shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and pine nuts. Top with Parmesan. Serve alongside the salad. (Video: Eat cheese, lose weight)
Pine nuts increase your body's secretion of satiety hormones and may short-circuit your appetite.
Total: 465 calories
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Add: One extra-small banana dipped in chocolate (melt 1 Dove Dark Chocolate Silky Smooth Promise) and sprinkled with 2 crushed peanuts (126 calories)
Subtract: The apple from breakfast and the cheese and yogurt from lunch (122 calories)
Daily total: 1,501 calories
Note: For optimal weight management, combine this nutrient-dense meal plan with exercise.
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