1700-Calorie Meal Plan

Kaelin Tuell Poulin, LadyBoss Co-Founder, Weight Loss Expert, Best Selling Author

Kaelin Tuell Poulin is an award-winning fitness professional, best selling author, and weight loss expert who personally lost 65 pounds in 7 months. The founder of The LadyBoss Movement, her LadyBoss Formula has helped tens of thousands of women lose weight and keep it off forever.

How To Meal Plan 1700 Calories A Day

If you want a good planner for a 1700-calorie diet, the first thing you have to do is learn to meal plan. It’s a very low-calorie diet, and even the strongest meal planner out there can have trouble keeping the calories so low.

Before I get into how a low-calorie diet works and what foods are often used in a 1700-calorie diet, I just want to make one thing clear. You should always consult your doctor about any diet plan you take on. For some, 1700 calories a day isn’t enough to sustain your body or give you energy.

I mean, come on! The description of 1700-calorie diets is right in the name, and it’s enough to turn away anyone looking to lose weight. Additionally, for some looking to lose weight, this could be considered a crash diet. And we all know that crash diets may bring results, but those results don’t last. Think about it; if you’re going from eating 4,000 calories to 1700 calories, your body is going to react negatively.

However, if you and your doctor have found that a low-calorie diet will help you with your health and wellness goals, it’s time to plan for 1700 calories to sustain you every day. 

So, if you’re ready to try for a 1700-calorie goal, you have to look at the foods you’re consuming and how they sustain you. I mean, anyone can take down three Big Macs and call it a 1700-calorie diet, but those empty calories aren’t going to nourish you properly. And I never heard anyone claim that a Big Mac gave them extra energy in a day.

So, where to begin? The first thing you should do is break down the foods that you can eat throughout the day. You have to consider breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. So, it’s important to find low-calorie foods that will give you more. 

These foods include celery, carrots, peaches, grapefruit, strawberries, watermelon, salmon, chicken breast, and lentils.

Do your research and find the foods that are low in calories but packed with nutrients to give you energy. 

After you have an idea of the calories in all of the foods you love, it’s time to divide your calories throughout the day. Consider how much you eat at each point in the day. If you’re bigger on breakfast, put the bulk of your calories there. If you’re a late-night snacker, consider the snacks that will satisfy you and reserve those calories for after dinner.

Here’s a little hint, meal replacements like protein shakes can really give your 1700-calorie menu a lot of room for great-tasting foods. Meal replacements like LadyBoss LEAN® are a great way to get your nutrients and energy without taking on tons of calories. Just remember that, when you add additional fruits and flavors, you will add calories.

Okay, so when you’re done dividing up your day by calorie-intake, it’s time to start looking for recipes. Remember that the sauces that you use in your recipes all add to your calorie count, so be sure to focus on fresh herbs for flavor. Fresh herbs can change your life, especially on low-calorie diets. And, if you’re worried about the cost of fresh herbs, just remember, you’re saving tons of money by not buying sugary drinks and junk food. Splurge on flavor, and you’re more likely to stick to your low-calorie diet.

Now, here’s a little reminder: If you choose to go the low-cal diet path, don’t get down on yourself for going over the calorie count. If you’re hungry, eat … just make the right choices in the foods you pick. Consider adding a protein shake to curb your cravings. LadyBoss LEAN is only 100 calories and tastes like cake. Plus, it’s packed with nutrients. Going over your calorie count with a protein shake is much better than going over your calorie count with a box of cookies.  

Alright, is a 1700-calorie diet right for you? Only you and your doctor can figure that out. Be sure to bring it up at your next check-up. If it’s time to start counting calories, remember to find foods that will give your body the necessities. 

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