The 1,200 Calories Weight Loss Diet

1,200 Calorie Diet Plan

The 1,200 Calorie Weight Loss Diet

Rapid weight loss can occur for any person following the 1,200 calorie diet. In the opinion of most dietitians this is a healthy and safe diet for women trying to lose weight.  This is because 1,200 calories will generally provide an adequate nutritional intake for most women, and allows the reduction of calories to the level required to lose weight.

However, men may try this diet, but most require a few hundred more calories than 1,200. 

The idea is simple. This diet plan is centered on the concept of calorie control. If you are consuming fewer calories than you are burning then this will result in weight loss.

There are no specific foods recommended on this plan. However, most of the food that is included in this diet is fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, protein, and whole grains.  These are all naturally occurring foods that are low in energy and in calories.

Counting calories is the single easiest way to lose weight.

That means you need to check in books or on  the Internet to know how many calories has each dish.

Sample Menu:


1 cup of coffee or tea; yogurt or milk (1,8%); 1 banana.


200 grams salad –-cucumbers; tomatoes; carrots; lettuce; radishes; lemon juice; salt; one teaspoon oil.
150 grams lean meat – chicken; beef (only boiled) or fish.
200 grams green vegetables – peas; beans; cabbage; cauliflower; spinach; leeks; beets; mushrooms.


Fruits – nectarines
Water with lemon or a cup of tea without sugar


A bowl of vegetable soup
100 grams boiled breast chicken
200 grams salad – lettuce; tomatoes; carrots; one teaspoon oil; lemon juice.

Evening Snack:

A fruit.