1200 Calorie Diet
Diets>>> 1200 Calorie Diet
When you have decided to begin a 1200
calorie diet, you will be eating no more than 1200 calories
throughout the course of one day. Many participants of this diet
turn to this method in hopes of gaining better control over their
blood sugar levels, decreasing the risk of heart ailments, as well
as attempting to lose weight.
In regards to women, following this diet is the lowest
amount of calories that a female can focus on when trying to lose
fat. The lowest amount of calories that a man should intake is
between about 1600-1800 calories. The 1200 calorie diet is not only
low in calories, but also fat. Below you will learn of the proper
serving sizes for cooked or prepared food when following this diet.
1 pint or 2 cups (16 fluid ounces) of liquid =
1 1/3 cans of soda
1-1/2 cup (12 fluid ounces) of liquid = 1 can
1 cup of food = the size of a large handful or
8 fluid ounces of liquid.
1/2 cup of food = about half of a large
handful or 4 fluid ounces of liquid.
2 tablespoons = almost the size of a large
1 tablespoon = about the size of the tip of
your thumb, measured from the last crease
1 teaspoon = about the size of the tip of your
little finger when measured from the last crease
3 ounces of cooked meat, fish, or poultry =
the size of a deck of cards.
1 ounce of cooked meat, fish, or poultry = 1/4
1 ounce of hard cheese = a 1-inch
1 serving of vegetables = 1/2 cup (1/2
handful) cooked, as well as 1 cup (1 handful) raw.
When planning a menu that follows the 1200
calorie diet, you should look at some of the foods that you can eat
throughout the day, as separated into breakfast, lunch and dinner
meals. For breakfast, suggested food items include bran flakes or
one poached egg. A dieter may choose to eat lunch food items, such
as bread, tomatoes or water-packed tuna fish. Dinner suggestions
include lean chicken breast or cooked pasta. Below you will find
sample menus when interested in the 1200 calorie diet.
1200 Calorie Diet Menu
1 bread or starch, such as 3/4 cup of bran
1 fruit, such as one small banana
1 milk, such as 1 cup of skim or 1%
1 meat or meat substitute, including poached
A sandwich may consist of 2 ounces meat or
protein, one teaspoon of regular mayonnaise, 1 slice of bread, one
lettuce leaf, as well as 1 vegetable, such as two tomato slices. A
diet soda or one fruit, such as one medium orange may accompany this
2 ounces meat or protein, like lean chicken
1 starch, including ½ cup cooked
1 fat, such as 1 tsp butter
1 vegetable, such as 1 cup steamed
1 fruit, such as 1cup of melon
1 milk, such as 1 cup of skim milk
3 graham cracker squares
¼ cup of tuna, one piece of bread, as well as
1 tablespoon of reduced-fat mayonnaise
Smoothie, consisting of 1 cup of berries
blended with 1% milk and ice cubes.
An excellent free tool for measuring how many calories
you are consumming each day is Fitday.com
If you follow the 1200 calorie
diet correctly, weightloss should be quite dramatic, at the rate of
around 5lbs per week. I advise whilst n this diet that every fourth
day you up your calories to around 1800 (if you are a woman, 2600
for a man) this will give your metabolism a boost, which tends to
slow down when we follow a low calorie diet for any length of time.
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