1200 Calorie Meal Plan | Week 2

I am down two pounds after week one. 28 Days or 4 weeks until vacation. My goal is to lose a pound a week and am putting together 1200 calorie meal plans as I go to keep myself on track. Why? Because the only way I have ever been able to lose weight is by counting calories. It’s really hard so I aim for 1200 calories a day, which would be more like 2 pounds a week, but am leaving room or padding for days that I go a little over.

Will I lose weight eating 1200 calories a day?

Yes, well, I hope so because sticking to 1200 calories a day is really difficult. I find that on some days I eat lots of veggies and protein and others I eat a little bit of food I crave or really love and that helps me stay on track, but I do try and listen to my body and do what is right for me.

Monday, March 7th

  • Coffee with Baileys – 25 calories
  • 2 pieces of bacon – 80 calories
  • Egg – 70 calories
  • Sweet Potatoes. Try Air Fryer Baked Potatoes from Skinny Taste – 146 Calories
  • Apple – 95
  • Peanut Butter – 95 calories
  • Yogurt – 120 calories
  • Pita – 80 calories
  • Mozzerella Cheese – 1 oz – 80 calories
  • Grilled Chicken – 4 oz – 180 calories
  • Cucumber – 10 calories
  • Tomato Soup – 80 calories
  • Pinot Noir – 8oz – 190 calories
  • TOTAL – 1251 calories

Tuesday, March 8th

  • Peanut Butter – 95 calories
  • Oatmeal – Rolled oats – 150 calories
  • Almond Milk – 30 calories

Read Here For Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

  • Apple – 95 calories
  • Honey – 60 calories
  • Hummus – 70 calories
  • Carrots – 35 calories
  • Yogurt – 120 calories
  • Chicken Marsala – 290 calories
  • Pinot Noir – 12 oz – 282 Calories
  • TOTAL: 1227 calories

Wednesday, March 9th

  • Oatmeal – 150 calories
  • Peanut Butter – 48 calories
  • Almond Milk – 15 calories
  • Honey – 120 calories
  • Stuffed Pepper – 350 calories – Check out Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipes
  • Pita – 80 calories
  • Hummus – 70 calories
  • Mushrooms – 30 calories
  • Red Pepper (cut up unused peppers from yesterdays stuffed peppers) – 50 calories
  • Mozzerella Cheese – 80 calories
  • Pinot Noir – 8 oz – 190 calories
  • TOTAL: 1183 calories

Thursday, March 10th

  • Yogurt – 120 calories
  • Peanut butter – 95 calories
  • Chicken – 4 oz – 180 Calories
  • Apple – 95 calories
  • Broccoli – 50 calories
  • Pita – 80 calories
  • Hummus – 70 calories
  • Mozzerella Cheese – 1 oz – 80 calories
  • Red meat – 4 oz – 200 calories (left over from roasted red peppers)
  • Tomato- 10 calories
  • Onion – 10 calories
  • Pinot Noir – 8oz – 190 calories
  • TOTAL: 1180 calories

Friday, March 11th

  • Oatmeal – 150 calories
  • Peanut Butter – 95 calories
  • Banana – 105 calories

Other ideas for a Low-Calorie Breakfast

  • Broccoli – 50 calories
  • Pita – 80 calories
  • Mozzerella Cheese – 1 oz – 80 calories
  • Hummus -140 calories
  • Grilled Chicken – 4 oz – 180 calories
  • Tomato – 10 calories
  • Onion – 10 calories
  • Spinach – 10 calories
  • Tomato Soup – 80 calories
  • Pinot Noir – 8oz – 190 calories
  • Total: 1170 calories

Saturday, March 12th

  • Kale, Apple and Banna Smoothie, but I used Spinach istead of Kale. – 188 calories

Low-Calorie Smoothies

  • Broccoli – 50 calories
  • Chicken – 180 Calories
  • Pizza – 2 slices 8oz – 604 calories
  • Pinot Noir – 190 calories
  • TOTAL: 1212 calories

Sunday, March 13th

  • Apple Cinnamon Low-Calorie Overnigh Oats – 299 calories

More Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

  • Yogurt – 120 calories
  • Pita – 80 calories
  • Spinach – 30 calories
  • Chicken – 180 calories
  • Caschew – 160 calories
  • Tomotoes – 10 calories
  • Cucumber – 10 calories
  • Yogurt Ceasar Dressing- 30 calories
  • Pinot Noir – 190 calories

Notes

  • A lot of oatmeal this week, but the best part of oatmeal is the variations.
  • This week was much more challenging. I just took one day at a time. Also, the wine helps because it gives me something to look forward to.
  • It is shocking how long meat lasts when you only eat one serving
  • I plan on a cheat day this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day
  • This was more of a spur of the moment week, next week, I might try for a bit more meal prep, but whatever works.
  • I did not work out this week becasue I was not feeling well,.
  • Regarding oatmeal again, Personally, I like to use rolled oats. One night my husband brought home steel oats and it did not work for me. I think they might take a bit longer to make and I did not wait long enough. Regardless, I do not like the way steel oats feel on my teeth.
  • Regarding smoothies: There are many types of greens available to use in smoothies, but spinach has always been my go-to leafy green of choice in all food items. I remember my mom first making me smoothies in high school. Thanks, Mom. They were not green, but purple and consisted of spinach, blueberries, milk and protein powder. I remember being grossed out initially and then loving them and wanting one every day.
  • There is controversary over using protein powder in smoothies. Try the article: How Do I Add Protein To My Smoothie Without Using Protein Powder?
  • I love Peanut Butter. I try and eat just a little every day. It is my treat other than wine that helps me get through this dieting process and reach my goal.

Shopping List For 1200 Calorie Meal Pan

  • FRUIT – Bananas, Apples = $8
  • Vegeatables – Spinach, cucumbers, Tomotoes, Broccoli, Onion, mushrooms, carots = $15
  • Carbs – Oatmeal (Rolled Oats), Pitas, Rice, Sweet Potatoes = $15
  • Meat: Red meat and chicken = $10
  • “Dairy”: Yogurt, Almond Milk, Yogurt Ceasar, Mozzerella Cheese = $23
  • Other: Cashchews, Pinot noir, Hummus = $28
  • TOTAL: $99 plus a pizza. and that I already had eggs and bacon from my huband.

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