What a Healthy 2,000 Calorie Diet Looks Like

Whether you’re trying to lose weight and it just isn’t happening or you’re simply interested in eating a healthier diet, it is essential to have a healthy, realistic goal. Here we have an example of a 2000 calorie meal, a well-balanced, healthy 2000 calorie meal that can fuel you through your day without leaving you hungry.


  • French Toast
    • 2 slices whole wheat french toast
    • 2 tbsp. soft margarine
    • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 Medium Grapefruit
  • 1 Cup Fat Free Milk


  • Vegetarian chili on baked potato
    • 1 cup kidney beans
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce w/tomato tidbits
    • 3 tbsp. chopped onions
    • 1 oz. low-fat cheddar cheese
    • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
    • 1 medium baked potato
  • 1/2 Cup Cantaloupe
  • 3/4 Cup Lemonade


  • Hawaiian Pizza
    • 2 slices cheese pizza
    • 1 oz. Canadian bacon
    • 1/4 cup pineapple
    • 2 tbsp. mushrooms
    • 2 tbsp. chopped onions
  • Green salad
    • 1 cup leafy greens
    • 3 tsp. sunflower oil and vinegar dressing
  • 1 cup fat-free milk


  • 5 whole wheat crackers
  • 1/8 cup hummus
  • 1/2 cup fruit cocktail (in water or juice)

Is this what your daily 2000 calorie diet looks like? Keep in mind that serving sizes of drinks are nowhere near the small sizes mentioned here, which is why I would say skip the drinks altogether and go with water: you’re probably getting extra calories from that extra shake of dressing in the salad, or the cheese you ate with those crackers instead of hummus. This average 2000 calorie diet day also doesn’t account for high-calorie low-nutrition alcohol consumption. I have just provided a reasonable and healthy 2000 calorie day’s diet – it’s not exactly starving, right? And you don’t have to be a “health nut”.

Here are some tips to get you eating a healthy 2000 calorie diet in no time. :)

Tips & Tricks to Stay on Track

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