Picturing how much you can eat on any given diet plan is always difficult. Diets talk about calories, a concept that people really don’t relate to when looking at a juicy steak or big plate of pasta.
So I always find it helpful to be reminded. Nurtritionists talk about an average man eating 2,000 calroeis a day and an average woman eating 1,500 calories, but what doies that mean in practice?
This piece, What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (DASH Diet), illustrates the 1,500 calories a day. While breakfast may look generous with French toast, meals get smaller and end with a sparse chicken dish for dinner (photo below).\
That’s what 300 calories looks like.
The article is a reminder that many of us eat a lot more than our bodies actually need.