Consuming 1,200 Calories/Day for Weight loss

Consuming
1,200 calories a day may involve a significant reduction in daily calories or
may represent a slight reduction, depending on a person’s usual calorie intake.

Researchers suggest that a low-calorie diet, such as a 1,200-calorie diet, offers additional health benefits. The National Institute of Health (NIH) note that in animal studies, lower calorie diets helped animals live longer and reduced the risk of diseases, such as cancer. Observational studies of groups that consume fewer calories suggest they are healthier.

Suggested 1,200-Calorie Menu

Breakfast

  • 2 slices of fresh mango, apple or banana
  • 1 hardboiled egg
  • 1/2 of a whole-wheat bagel or 1/2 cup
    of unsweetened oatmeal

Lunch

  • 2 cups of salad with avocado,
    carrots, tomato, and leafy greens with flavored balsamic vinegar as the
    dressing
  • 1/2 cup of black bean soup
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened Greek yogurt
    that you can add to the soup
  • 1
    corn tortilla or Tuna sandwich with lettuce and tomato with 1 tablespoon of
    low-fat mayonnaise.

Dinner

  • 1-2 cups of steamed broccoli or kale,
    seasoned with Asian mustard and rice vinegar
  • 3 ounces of wild salmon
  • 1/2 cup of miso soup
  • 3/4 cup of brown rice

Snacks

Enjoy these
throughout the day:

  • 1/2 of a baked apple with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries or raspberries
  • 1/4 ounce of walnuts
  • 1 ounce of low-fat cheese
  • 2 cups of popcorn
  • Green tea with 1 multigrain biscuit

It’s possible that some people might not lose any weight or will need to remain on a restricted calorie diet for a longer time before seeing results.

Weight loss might vary from one individual to another. For some, an alternative approach, such as getting more exercise or consuming less sugar, might be a better option.

Disclaimer

The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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