At first glance the mention of 1200 calories per day does not seem like enough food, because most of the time we consume a lot more than that. In fact the average American eats 3 times this figure.

Taking on a 1200 calorie diet plan is intended as a safe and gradual program put in place to help you lose weight – unlike many variants out there today. As with any diet, contact your doctor to make sure it’s right for you.

These are a few suggestions that you should follow to insure your success.

  1. You should eat little and often, between 4 – 6 small meals and snacks daily.
  2. Don’t over complicate your diet, keep it simple. This will make it much easier to organize your meals
  3. Add variety in your meals. This will keep you and your taste buds interested
  4. Eat slower as this gives your brain time to trigger your satisfaction feelings
  5. Drink plenty of water, 8 to 10 glasses per day

By taking these suggestions into consideration to build your 1200 calorie diet plan as a starting point you can then use these to start your own weight loss program. By building a list of foods you will be able to easily design your meal plans. To give some ideas of what a 1200 calories diet plan can consist of here is a quick list.

If you are looking for more detailed information on the types of foods and hundreds of combinations you can include in your diet plan to lose weight you might want to read the Top 5 Weight Loss Products Review i put together. Here is an example diet plan:


1 large hard boiled egg – 90 calories

2 slices wholemeal toast with thin smear butter – 200 cals

Large slice melon – 47 calories

Drink Plenty of Water (2 glasses)


Baked potato with baked beans – 300 cals

French bread Pizza 150 grams – 300 cals

Mixed Salad Large portion – 80 calories

Apple – 49 cals

Drink Plenty of Water (3 glasses)


Pasta Salad made with a little olive oil & a little sauce to flavor – 200 – 300 calories (250 average)

Drink Plenty of Water (3 glasses)

Source by Steve J Nelson

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