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1200 Calorie Diet Menu

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Both overeating or starving can be harmful and have adverse effects on the body. Usually, people who diet, starve the body of those much-needed calories, and this in turn makes the body slow down the overall use of calories. Then there is no weight loss, so the process of dieting itself is negated. Hence, most dietitians and nutritionists recommend a diet plan that includes approximately 1,200 calories.

It has to be remembered that the number of calories that different individuals need to consume daily differs, depending on various criteria like age, sex, metabolic rate, exercise routine, medical condition, etc. Now, even though 1,200 calories a day seems to be a lot, as we eat, the calories tend to add up very fast. Eventually, we always end up consuming food that amounts to much more than 1,200 calories a day. On the flip side, those that get into strict diet regimes, tend to consume much less than 1,200 calories in a day’s time, which is not a good idea too.

Diet Plan I
TIME MEAL ITEM CALORIES
6:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast 1 glass fruit juice – unsweetened, 1 small bowl cereal with skimmed milk 260
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch 1 orange, 1 banana 130
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mid-afternoon Snack 1 small bowl non-fat yogurt, 1 fruit 90
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Dinner Fried rice and vegetable curry, 1 serving 700
Total Calorie Intake for the Day 1,180

 

Diet Plan II
TIME MEAL ITEM CALORIES
6:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast Melon – 1 large slice, 2 slices toast w/ butter & 1 hard-boiled egg 337
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch 100 g cottage cheese, 100 g baked potatoes & baked beans 380
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mid-afternoon Snack Muesli meal replacement bar, 1 fruit 240
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Dinner Pasta salad prepared with a little olive oil, little sauce to flavor, 1 bowl 250
Total Calorie Intake for the Day 1,207

 

Diet Plan III
TIME MEAL ITEM CALORIES
6:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast 2 grilled bacon, 2 slices toast with some butter/jam 420
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch 100 g tinned tomatoes along with 1 slice bread and butter, 1 fruit 172
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mid-afternoon Snack 1 pack of low-fat fries, 2 fruits 190
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Dinner Chicken chow mein (300 g) & 1 serving vegetables 350
Total Calorie Intake for the Day 1,132

 

Diet Plan IV
TIME MEAL ITEM CALORIES
6:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast 1 small bowl cereal with skimmed milk, 1 glass unsweetened fruit juice 260
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch 1 bowl fresh vegetables, 1 serving cod bake frozen meal 470
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mid-afternoon Snack ½ bowl low fat yogurt, 1 fruit 100
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Dinner 1 serving Caribbean rice & peas 430
Total Calorie Intake for the Day 1,260

 

Diet Plan V
TIME MEAL ITEM CALORIES
6:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast 1 small bowl Muesli with skimmed milk, 1 glass unsweetened fruit juice 410
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch French bread pizza (150 g), 1 large portion of mixed salad 380
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mid-afternoon Snack 200 g mixed vegetables, 1 fruit 140
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Dinner 100 g baked potatoes & baked beans 300
Total Calorie Intake for the Day 1,230

 

6 Meal Diet Plan

Breakfast:

  • ½ banana
  • 1 whole wheat English muffin
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

Morning Snack:

  • 1 apple
  • 15 – 20 almonds

Lunch:

  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 oz. cheese
  • 2 slices low-calorie whole wheat bread
  • 2 oz. low-sodium turkey breast
  • lettuce
  • 1 orange

Afternoon Snack:

  • 8 oz. low-fat yogurt

Evening Snack:

  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 2 low-fat fig cookies

Dinner:

  • 1 cup cooked vegetable of choice
  • 3 oz. grilled, baked, or broiled chicken breast (skinless)
  • ⅔ cup brown rice
I am sure these 1,200 calorie diet menus given here will help you in a positive way, if followed correctly. The perfect way to lose weight is to actually burn more calories daily than you intake. A diet menu is just the thing that you require to achieve this goal. Make sure that you drink at least 3 liters of water a day. Also, some form of exercise is necessary to keep that weight down and remain healthy at all times. A walk for around 15 minutes a day at least will be ideal for this purpose. A last word of caution is that individuals with any health issues, and even pregnant women, should first consult their doctors before going in for any diet plan whatsoever.

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