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So what does 1500 calories look like?

Exhibit A, on our left, we have dinner from last night:
Broiled Salmon (.35 lbs, about 6 oz.)
1 ear of boiled corn (no butter)
2 wedges of green cabbage, boiled, with 1 tsp of butter (not my favorite, but I was getting tired of broccoli)
Sparkling water for a beverage
Calories: 403

Exhibit B, on our right, is:
breakfast – cheerios, strawberries, soymilk – 215 calories (soon I’ll be getting the light soymilk)
mid-morning snack – sliced apple (in the bag) with lemon juice + 1 oz. raw walnuts – 180 calories
lunch – the ball jar full of homemade lentil soup + the fresh spinach to go in it when I reheat it- 250 calories
afternoon snack – bowl of watermellon (about 1 1/2 cups) – 75 calories

NOT Shown:
my 2nd mid-afternoon snack, that I will fall upon like a starving lion on a wildebeast carcass is 1 heirloom tomato sliced with balsalmic vinegar and salt – 50 calories
My dessert – which will probably be 1 square (1/10th of a package) of dark chocolate – 57 calories
If I can’t make it through the day, I also have a backup single serving tub of yogurt, 180 calories. Nancy’s Maple lowfat yogurt. Unfortunately, I can’t stomach any of the fatfree dairy products. It’s in the fridge at work waiting in case my hunger gets out of control. If I don’t eat this, I may instead eat air-popped popcorn (4-5 cups) with 1 Tbsp of grated fresh parmesian cheese and 2 Tbsp of nutritional yeast (180 calories total).

Woe is me. I’m hungry, like, almost all the time. Now I know why I’ve been putting this off for over a year. Le sigh.

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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in 1500 calories