Understanding the 1800 Calorie Diet

The 1800 calorie diet is a safe, effective plan which generally allows its followers to lose approximately 2lbs every week. Men and women with medium-large frames and who are less physically active but still need to lose weight can benefit greatly from this plan.

1800 Calorie DietThat is not to say that the 1800 calorie diet is 100% sufficient; you must still exercise, since physical activity is essential to your basic health. But with this diet, it is possible to successfully achieve weight loss while performing gentle exercise such as walking and yoga, in place of a hard-core daily workout.

And unlike many drastic, low calorie diets, this plan permits 3 full meals and 3 snacks a day, which means your body’s nutritional needs (including protein and carbs!) will be met and you will be more energetic as a result. It’s a win-win situation for all!

The Daily Plan

Each day, you need to make sure that all your nutritional requirements are being met. How? The 1800 calorie diet is actually fairly low-maintenance and meals are stress-free.

Nuts, low-fat yogurt, eggs or cottage cheese, raw fruits, raw vegetables, etc.—all of these items are easily prepared and/or simply eaten as is and make for simple snacks and lunches. Even breakfast and dinner can be painless.

Here are some sample meals and snacks you can try:

Breakfast

Strawberry Cheese Delight

Scrambled Salsa Surprise

Snack Ideas

Lunch

Colorful Raspberry Chicken Salad

Dinner

Mango Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry