1200 Calorie Diet Plans

lose weight while keep health

All these 1200 calorie diet plans here are healthy balanced with appropriate portion of carbohydrate,protein and fat. They're also prepared according to Yin Yang and Qi Blood theory,adjusting your metabolism and helping you form a healthy eating habit.

Who is right for these 1200 calorie diet plans?

If you are below 180 pound and clear that you are either Yang (Qi) deficiency or Yin deficiency, and after consulting your doctor, then you can try these 1200 calorie a day diet.

If you are above 200 pound you should have at least 2000 calorie daily meal plan to satisfy your basic biologic functioning. If you suddenly go for 1200 calorie you'll feel very hungry and so not easy to succeed in your diet plan. Further more, it's a big harm to your health. Your stomach and spleen must feel very uncomfortable about this big change. You'd better go for 1500-1800 calorie first, and reduce your weight to below 180 pound, and then try 1200 calorie diet.

What food should I eat

Whether it's a diet or an eating plan, you'd better follow up healthy meal plan. Otherwise, your weight reduced but your health is down.

What's healthy diet?

First, you should know your body. Do you always feel cold? Or do you always feel hot? If you always feel cold and go for Raw Food Diet, your cold feeling will get worse. Your metabolism will become slow. Not till you lose weight many health problem will come to you.

Second, keep macronutrient balance, that is proper portion of carbohydrate, protein and fat. According to Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, it should be:

  • Carbohydrate: 45-65%
  • Protein: 10-35%
  • Fat: 20-35%

According to the above, low carb diet should contain carbohydrate 45%; High protein diet should contain protein 35%.

Third, limits intake of sodium, solid fats, added sugar and refined grains; Go for nutrient-dense foods, that is, pick variety vegetables and fruits, whole grains, seafood, eggs, beans and peas, unsalted nuts and seeds, fat-free and low-fat milk and milk products, lean meat, etc..

Where to eat

Needless to say, you have to prepare your food at home. To add flavor, foods in restaurants are placed in much solid oil, sugar and salt. Further more, many carbohydrate foods are refined and processed.

How to count 1200 calorie

Take 80 calorie as a unit, 1200 calorie has 15 unit daily. 5 unit each meal.

You can assign this 5 unit as this:

  • 2.5 unit carbohydrate (one cereal + one fruit + 0.5 vegetable; or one cereal + 1 vegetables + 0.5 fruit.)
  • 1 unit protein (one egg, or one palm size lean meat/fish, or shellfish)
  • 1.5 unit fat (2 tbsp olive oil + egg, or tofu, or nuts)

When to start

If you are below 180 pound, you can start 1200 calorie diet plans at anytime and stick to it, unless you are doing serious sport activities. 

Exercise

It's not correct that you sit there twelve hours a day only spare 30 minutes to do exercise. You should try all the way to find chances to move and exercise your body. Standup to stretch after one hour sitting; Take stairs rather than elevator if it's less than 5 floors; Park your car far away from your destination, then take some walks.

Here we have some samples of 1200 calorie diet plans.



1200 calorie diet for weight loss

1200 calorie diet for weight loss is not just to reduce your intake to 1200 calorie. It tells you how to choose foods that help you lose weight while keep health.



1200 calorie diabetic menu

1200 calorie diabetic menu is a sample diabetic 1200 calorie diet meal plan. It used low glycemic index or GI foods as well as foods which nourish Yin. All these foods help to prevent blood glucose from rising.



1200 Calorie Diet Menu for 7 Days

1200 calorie diet menu for 7 days is 1200 calorie diet plans for people who always feel cold (Yang-deficiency) about how to eat right in winter. You can find nutrition facts about fat, protein and carbohydrate. Release coldness and lose weight.



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