1200 calorie Meal plan

1200 calorie meal plan | Week one

I have 35 Days or 5 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 – February 28th

On Sunday, we had take-out. We got tacos for an app and I got chicken and broccoli. It was way too much. So, I used today to eat my leftovers, but still stay within 1200 calories and not waste food.

  • Coffee w a splash of Bailey’s
  • 1 Cup Chicken and Broccoli – approximately 300
  • 1 Chicken Taco – approximately 300 calories
  • 1 Cup Chicken and Broccoli – approximately 300 calories
  • 1 Cup of Hot Chocolate with a splash of Creme De Menth – 200 calories
  • 1 Orange – 60 calories
  • TOTAL: 1160

Tuesday – March 1st.

Going out to dinner tonight so keeping light throughout the day.

  • Black coffee
  • 1 Ciobani Yourt. Normally I would mix in some peanut butter, but saving the calories for dinner. Actually, wine. Here are some other low-calorie breakfast ideas. – 120 calories
  • 1 cup Chicken and Broccoli – still working on the left overs from yesterday. – 300 calories
  • 2 slices of Margherita pizza about 250 a slice. Total 500. Try this Margherita Pizza Recipe from the New York Times for 453 a serving.
  • 2 6 oz glasses of cabernet sauvignon at 143 calories each. Total: 286 calories
  • TOTAL: 1159 Calories

Wednesday, March 2nd

  • Coffee with Baileys – 25 Calories
  • Eggwich 190 caloriee. I had red’s turkey sausage eggwich.
  • Tomatoe soup. 160 Calories
  • Croutons for the soup – 35 calories
  • Yogurt – 120 calories
  • Peanut butter – 190 calories
  • Broccoli- 50 calories
  • Steak burrito _ 310 calores
  • Hot Chocolate – 160 calories
  • TOTAL: 1240 Calories

Thursday, March 3rd

  • Coffee with Baileys – 25 calories
  • Oatmeal 150 calories
  • Peanut butter .5 tbsp – 48 calories
  • Almond Milk – Unsweetened – 15 calories
  • Honey 2 tablesppons – 120 calories
  • Broccoli – 53 calories
  • Turkey – 175 calories
  • Mozzarella cheese .5 oz- 45 calories
  • Caesar salad – 250 calories
  • Grilled chicken – 180 calories
  • Cabernet – 6 oz -143 calories
  • TOTAL: 1204 calories

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Friday, March 3rd

  • Coffee with Baileys – 25 calories
  • 2 eggs with a cup of broccoli – 190 calories
  • Ceasar salad 250 calories
  • Grilled chicken 3oz – 180 calories
  • Banana – small – 90 calories. Read: 11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas
  • Brussel sprouts – 45 calories
  • Gnocchi – 250 calories. I had potato gnocchi, but here are some Cauliflower Gnocchi Recipes
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – 8oz – 190 calories
  • TOTAL: 1220 calories

Saturday, March 5th

We hosted a party today so I had to be extra careful. I ate throughout the day and munched on carrots to make it through. And of course enjoyed some extra wine.

  • Coffee with Baileys – 25 calories
  • Blueberry muffin = 270 muffins I used Betty Crocker Wild Blueberry Box Muffin Mixes
  • Yogurt – 120 calories
  • Peanut butter – 190 calories
  • Meatballs … I just put frozen in the slow cooker with tomato sauce for 6 hours – 163 calories. For more ideas try Tender Frozen Meatballs in Crockpot
  • Roll – 140 calories
  • Carrots – 35 calories
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – 2 6 oz glassed – 286 calories
  • TOTAL: 1194

Sunday, March 6th

  • Mimosa – 150 calories
  • 2 eggs – 140 calories
  • 2 pieces of bacon – 80 calories
  • 1 roll – 140 calories
  • Meatballs – 163 calories
  • Stuffed Bell Pepper – 350 calories. Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipes
  • Cabernet – 190 calories
  • TOTAL: 1213 calories

Notes:

  • Find what works best for you. I like to eat a larger lunch. It helps me stay on track. Other people may prefer dinner, but I get very hungry during the day and then I am satisfied.
  • I don’t count work out calories. I feel like I do not burn as much as I think I do and I might lowball the amount of calories I consume so it all works out in the end.
  • I usually go over calories some days and under on others so it evens out throughout the week. If I have a cheat meal, I try and make it up with a light meal the next day.
  • I try and eat throughout the day. I am less likely to splurge at night.
  • I try and drink a ton of water. At least 8, 8 oz, which probably still is not enough, but it is a work in progress.

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