A low calorie diet such as this 1200 calorie diet should be taken according to your gender, age and weight as this is how calorie intake is judged for an individual person.
With any of our diets we recommend a healthy lifetyle that includes regular exercise and health checks to make sure you are not putting your body in danger. Calorie related diets even more-so need to be monitored, especially according to your weight. Thinking about weight loss during a low calorie diet can be dangerous if not done properly.
Always do your research and speak to a medical professional before deciding on taking a diet.
Low Calorie Diet Risks
The figure of 1,200 calories is something more recommendable for women as they have a lower minimum calorie intake, for men it is usually 1,800. A 1200 calorie diet is not applicable to anyone and is extremely dependable on other factors like your BMI. If you try a low calorie diet on your own you could be putting your health at risk. This diet plan also means you might be decreasing amounts of important nutrients your body needs which can lead to side affects such as fatigue and diarrhea.
1200 Calorie Diet Plan
There will be varieties in diet plans for a low calorie diet, but mathematically speaking it makes most sense to spread your 1,200 calories. Each main meal should try to equal 300 calories with an added 300 left for snack (whole and unprocessed!) and drinks throughout the day.
- Breakfast: scrambled eggs on wholewheat toast with avocado, bran flakes with fruit and fat-free milk
- Lunch: roast beef and salad on a wholemeal wrap, vegetable soup and crackers, chicken salad
- Dinner: baked crumbed fish with sweet potato wedges, basil and walnut pesto spaghetti with cherry tomatoes
- Snacks: yogurt with berries, veggie sticks with hummus, crackers and cottage cheese