1200 Calorie Meal Plan For Women

Women following a 1200 calorie diet plan are likely to lose weight; however they should not consume less than 1200 calories in a day which will deplete their energy. According to the Institute of National Heart, Lung and Blood, women aiming for weight loss should eat between 1000 to 1600 calories. Nevertheless, Harvard Health Publications suggest that women in a diet plan should eat 1200 calories per day, unless they consult a physician. However, a diet plan has to be designed based on individual’s body weight, age and gender.

It is difficult for busy women to follow a diet plan and cook their own diet foods. Even if they were able to find time to cook, it becomes tedious for them to keep tab on calories and portions they consume. Therefore busy women can resort to weight loss programs like Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, etc. Both the weight loss programs give full liberty to dieters to choose their own foods. While Nutrisystem provides foods through various diet plans that are technically designed by their expert panel of Nutritionists, Weight Watchers judge the dieters’ progress by assigning point values to the foods they consume on a daily basis. Check this comparison article to know about the similarities and differences of these diet planners.

Sample Menu

Breakfast: one cup of whole grain breakfast cereal, one cup of low fat milk, half a cup of strawberries and a few sliced almonds

Morning snack: one cup of low fat yoghurt and half a cup of cantaloupe

Lunch: A veggie burger, a whole grain hamburger bun topped with one slice of low fat cheese, a salad with two cups of leafy green with a tablespoon of Italian salad dressing.

Snack: The afternoon snack might include mixed nuts.

Dinner: Two ounces of grilled salmon, half a cup of steamed broccoli and half a cup of cooked quinoa