Counting calories may not be for everyone. But with the new year — and all its resolutions — upon us, we thought you might want to check out what 1500 calories looks like. Eating Well breaks down the day into breakfast, lunch and dinner, and includes a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack. What do you think? Is that enough to keep you full throughout the day? Not necessarily.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that 1,500-calorie diets are ideal for women weighing more than 164 pounds, active women who exercise regularly and most men. So be sure to talk to your doctor to confirm that 1500 is right for you.