1200 Calorie Meal Plans
This section contains examples of how a 1200 calorie meal plans should look.
A 1200 calorie meal plan is the minimum amount you should eat daily for men or women. This low calorie plan is typical for individuals trying to lose weight. A typical breakfast would consist of a protein and carbohydrates which is about 200 calories.
Your post breakfast snack is usually less calories and provides your body with more nutrients before your next full meal. Lunch will be around 200-250 calories and will give your body a boost that’s only slightly larger than breakfast.
A post lunch snack will typically be small but will provide another boast of protein and good carbohydrates. Dinner may include a source of vegetables, or potatoes to provide a good source of energy to your body.
Post dinner snack will typically be the lowest calories intake of the day. Be aware that this type of plan for even the smallest individual should be done carefully to make sure your body is receiving enough energy to function properly.
There are several sample meal plans available to choose from. Each plan is free and can be downloaded and printed. The formats are pdf. which can be printed on regular 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of paper.
Vegetarian, gluten free, high protein, low carb, diabetic and Mediterranean
Meats, poultry, eggs, nuts and seeds, seafood, dark green vegetables, red orange vegetables, beans and peas, starchy vegetables, fruits, milk, cheese, yogurt, whole grains and refined grains.
Helpful Tools To Help You Eat Healthy
Here's some meal prep containers that will help you monitor your portion control.