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What to Eat on an 1,800-Calorie Diet

What to eat on an 1,800-calorie diet if you’re trying to lose weight? Here's an 1,800-calorie diet plan: For breakfast, eat 350 to 400 calories; for lunch, 400 to 450 calories; and for dinner, around 500 to 600 calories. This healthy 1,800-calorie diet meal plan for weight loss allows snacks as well.

If you're trying to stick to an 1,800-calorie diet, here's what a day looks like. At breakfast, aim to eat between 350 and 400 calories. This oatmeal breakfast has 357 calories, and is topped with ricotta, peaches and walnuts. For lunch, aim to eat 400 to 450 calories. This lunch of a turkey pita sandwich with carrot sticks, grapes and a glass of skim milk clocks in at 403 calories. Keep dinner between 500 and 600 calories. Here, we paired Lemon & Dill Chicken with cooked brown rice, tossed with almonds and olive oil. Add a Quick Vegetable Sauté and a medium orange. Fill in your day with a few healthy snacks. In the morning, have rye crispbreads topped with peanut butter and raisins. For an afternoon snack, enjoy some popcorn with almonds. And for a sweet treat after dinner, mix agave nectar into nonfat plain yogurt. For more healthy-eating tips, come to eatingwell.com.
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