500 Calories No.1

Last week, I shared Intermittent Fasting with you.  As my fasting day is usually on Wednesdays, I have decided to list each week what my menu will be.  I am continually amazed at how different 500 calories can look- it’s either 95% of a big mac, or a plethora of fruits and vegetables.  I want to show how easy it is for the body to be satisfied on 500 calories for one day (or two, max) a week!

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Today’s Menu

Hard boiled egg (70 calories)

Kiwi (42 calories)

2 cups French press (4 calories)


Spinach and romaine salad with carrots and celery, 2 cups (34 calories)

Avocado oil drizzle (31 calories)

White Balsamic Vinegar, 1/2 T. (8 calories)


Mini carrot cake (187 calories) ** This is not typical on my 500 day menu, as cake probably isn’t the best detox food!  But today at work we celebrated my boss’ birthday, and I couldn’t resist.  I know, I know.


Baked salmon (150 calories)

Roasted brussel sproats, 1/2 c. (28 calories)

Total Calories: 563  

(I use MyFitnessPal for all the calorie information and tracking)

I did go a little over, but I am not going to beat myself up over 60 calories.  I will take the dog on a little stroll this evening, and it will all even out!

Are you impressed with how much food 500 calories can be?!  


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