Maintaining a balanced and healthy diet is crucial for overall well-being. For those looking at weight loss as a primary goal, 1,700 calories falls within the total caloric intake for what may be needed to reach this goal.
But what does a 1,700 calorie diet look like, and is it healthy?
In this short article, we will explore the benefits of a 1,700 calorie diet, as well as provide you with a printable 1,700 calorie diet plan.
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If you’re focused on losing weight, a diet that aims for an average of 1,700 calories can be a highly effective approach. This calorie level provides ample energy to support your daily activities and exercise routines, while creating enough of a caloric deficit to encourage weight loss.
However! It’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s calorie requirements are unique. Therefore, determining the appropriate daily calorie intake based on your specific goals, whether it be losing fat, building muscle, or adopting a healthy lifestyle, is paramount for success.
A well-planned 1,700 calorie diet, incorporating a diverse range of foods, can promote healthy eating habits. Of course, this amount of calories should only be followed by individuals with a moderate level of activity.
If following this style of meal plan creates unwanted weight loss, it may be necessary to increase total calories consumed accordingly.
Realized that perhaps you need to be eating more calories? Try one of these free meal plans:
We have created a printable version of a 1,700 calorie meal plan for you to download, use and enjoy.
This meal plan includes delicious and healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, with easy-to-follow preparation instructions as well as a grocery list. Click the blue text to download the 1,700 calorie meal plan pdf or continue reading to see all of the recipes.
Spaced out over 5 meals (3 main meals and 2 snacks) this micronutrient-loaded meal plan aims to create the calorie deficit necessary in promoting weight loss. By following a meal plan similar to this, you can expect to meet the acceptable breakdown of macronutrients needed for your goals, as well as optimal health.
Here is an example 1,700 calorie meal plan:
Provides 1,709 kcal, 113g Protein (26%), 174g Carbs (40%), 68g Fat (34%) per day.
One of the simplest meals on Earth!
28.1g Protein (29%)
34.6g Carbohydrates (36%)
15.1g Fat (35%)
Step 1: Mash all ingredients together in a bowl except the raspberries
Step 2: Place the bowl in the microwave for 1 minute
Step 3: Serve with the raspberries on top!
Step 4: Get your feed on.
43g Protein (30%)
45.6g Carbohydrates (32%)
24.8g Fat (39%)
Step 1: Slice those chicken breasts into even strips and place in a mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add the olive oil, cinnamon, cumin, and a little salt and pepper.
Step 3: Heat a pan over and medium to high temperature and cook the chicken through for about 3 – 4 minutes. Then, place on a plate to the side to cool.
Step 4: Chop the avocado, cucumber, and peeled orange into bite-size chunks and place in another bowl.
Step 5: Halve the cherry tomatoes, finely slice the onion and chili and add to that same bowl.
Step 6: Drizzle with a little lime juice.
Step 7: It’s time to layer the chicken and citrus mix onto those lettuce leaves!
You are ready, partner.
37.2g Protein (26%)
63.1g Carbohydrates (45%)
18.3g Fat (29%)
75 grams Chicken Breast
1 Whole Wheat Burger Bun
1 tbsp Bread Crumbs
1 wedge Lemon
60 ml Milk (1% fat)
1 tsp Paprika
20 grams Whole Grain Wheat Flour
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano (ground)
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
1 leaf Iceberg Lettuce
Step 1: Place your chicken breast onto a clean, flat surface, and cover with a sheet of cling film. Using a rolling pin, lightly pound/roll out the chicken breast until it reaches about a ¾-inch thickness. Your ultimate goal is to reach this thickness while maintaining solid burger shape; trimming the edges of the chicken breast to achieve this is perfectly acceptable!
Step 2: In a medium-sized bowl, combine the juice from a wedge of lemon, milk, ½ the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Step 3: Place your chicken breast into the bowl and leave to marinate for up to 30 minutes (if stuck for time, 10 minutes will do!).
Step 4: While you wait, beat the egg in a small bowl and place the breadcrumbs on a plate next to the beaten egg bowl.
Step 5: In a separate bowl mix the flour with the remaining paprika, oregano, and chili powder.
Step 6: Remove the chicken breast from the milk marinade and coat with the flour mix ensuring that the breast is completely covered. Then, dip the chicken into the beaten egg, further ensuring the chicken is fully coated. Finally, lay the chicken breast onto the breadcrumbs and work them together to finalise the coating process.
Step 7: Heat the sunflower oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat. Carefully place your coated chicken burger breast into the pan and fry for between 4 and 5 minutes per side.
Step 8: Slice your tomatoes and onion into burger slices.
Step 9: Once cooked through and golden brown on the outside, allow to rest on a wire rack above a paper towel for a minute or two in order to remove excess oil.
Step 10: Layer your burger in a lightly-toasted bun with sliced tomato and lettuce underneath, with the sliced red onion and additional herbs on top!
Step 11: Serve with a side of sugar-free ketchup or mustard!
Fruity and juicy!
0.6g Protein (2%)
27.1g Carbohydrates (96%)
0.2g Fat (2%)
Serve on the side, plant protein power!
4.2g Protein (14%)
4.3g Carbohydrates (14%)
10g Fat (72%)