How to eat 1100 calories a day

Updated April 17, 2017

Restricting your calorie intake is imperative in a successful weigh-loss plan. Women who are not vigorously exercising can maintain a healthy calorie intake by eating just 1,100 calories per day. This may not seem like a lot of calories. However, you can easily enjoy three meals and two snacks on an 1,000-calorie plan. Limit each meal to 300 calories and each snack to 100 calories. You will need to cut out all calorie-laden drinks on this diet plan, so make sure to drink plenty of water.

Try a turkey bacon and spinach omelette for breakfast with a slice of whole grain toast. Use four egg whites, two slices of turkey bacon and 1/2 cup of spinach to make the omelette. You can even have one teaspoon of butter on your toast. For another breakfast meal under 300-calories, try 1/4 cup of dry steel-cut oatmeal, 1 cup of skimmed milk and 2 tsp of brown sugar. Make sure you cook the oatmeal.

Eat a granola bar for your midmorning snack. You can find granola bars that are only 100-calories per bar, so make sure you purchase this variety.

Make a delicious turkey sandwich for lunch. Make the sandwich with two slices of whole grain bread, two pieces of lettuce, three 28.4gr. slices of deli-sliced turkey meat and 2 tsp of mustard. You can also eat 1/2-cup of coleslaw and a medium sized apple to stay under 300 calories. You can add a slice of American cheese to your sandwich if you don't want to eat the coleslaw and the apple.

Prepare 85.1gr. of baby carrots with 2 tbsp of fat-free ranch dressing. This delicious and filling snack is only 100 calories.

Eat 1/2-cup long-grain brown rice, a 85.1gr. skinless chicken breast and one cup of chopped broccoli. This may seem like a lot of food, but you will only be eating 300-calories.

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Based in South Florida, Beth Swanson has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have been published in the magazines “Kiwi," “Natural Home,” “Clean Eating,” “Palm Beacher," the “Miami New Times” and several other publications. Swanson earned a Master of Arts degree in integrated marketing communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder.