1200 Calorie Menu
Day 6

Congratulations, you've now reached day 6 of this 1200 calorie menu. Consult your doctor before starting this or any other weight loss program.

The 1200 calorie meal plan is based on the consumption of 1200 calories every day, which is the recommended minimum for a healthy eating weight loss plan. This is because 1200 calorie diet menus will generally provide an adequate nutritional intake for most individuals, and yet still provide a low calorie intake to lose weight. To create a 1200 calorie diet for weight loss you will need to know to count calories and refer to either books or online resources that list the calorie content of food.

The easier way of doing it is to use electronic calorie counters. Newline Digital Nutrition Calculator has good reviews. However, we have done the hard work for you if you wish to follow our menu plan.

There are no specific foods recommended on this 1200 calorie a day diet and you have the freedom to choose whatever foods you like as long as the daily calorie intake is 1200 calories. However, if you base your 1200 calorie menu on the low glycemic food list, you are likely to experience a greater degree of success as you will not feel hungry on this 1200 calories diet. Why? Because low glycemic foods keep you fuller for longer.

Food and Exercise Recommendation for
1200 Calorie Meal Plans:

You may substitute other foods of the same nutritional value for the foods listed. For example: an apple can be substituted for an orange, or 1 oz. chicken may be substituted for 1 oz. of beef, etc. Also you can include as many caffeine free and calorie free beverages as you want. Limit your caffeine intake to 2 cups of coffee or tea per day. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.

The 1200 calorie meal plans are not suitable for physically active people with intense exercise regimes as the calorie and nutritional intake might be too low to sustain high levels of physical activity. Have a look at the best exercises to lose weight and fun exercise ideas.

Day 6

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Breakfast :

1 bagel (3" dia) - 57grams – 146 kcal
1 tbsp of low fat cream cheese – 15 grams – 30.1 kcal
1 cup of orange juice (freshly squeezed) - 248 grams – 112 kcal
Total: 288 kcal

Morning Snack :

6 oz. fat free fruit yogurt - 170 grams – 161 kcal
1 cup of strawberries – 144 grams - 46.1 kcal
Total: 207.1 kcal

Lunch :

2 oz. hamburger 95% lean meat / 5% fat, grilled or boiled – 56 grams – 97.4 kcal
1 tbsp of ketchup – 15 grams – 14.6 kcal
1 hamburger bun – 120 kcal
½ tomato, sliced – 61.5 grams – 11 kcal
¼ green pepper, sliced – 37.3 grams – 7.5 kcal
1 cup of skim milk – 245 grams – 85 kcal
Total: 335.5 kcal

Dinner :

1 cup of cooked pasta - 140 grams – 183.4 kcal
2 oz. boiled shrimp – 56 grams - 77.45 kcal
1 tsp olive oil with garlic on pasta – 4 grams - 39.8 kcal
1 mixed green salad – 36.7 kcal
1 tbsp of fat free dressing - 14 grams – 6.6 kcal
½ cup of cooked green beans – 62.5 grams – 21.9 kcal
Total: 365.85 kcal

Total calorie intake per day: 1200 kcal

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