This plan limits your daily calorie intake to 1200 calories per day by controlling the amount of food you eat. It is a portion control approach to dieting. The meals are built out of clean food options and distributed over the meals of the day.
This is not an extreme low-calorie diet that is based on commercially-made meal replacement formulas, nor is it the grapefruit or other such diets where you rely on eating a lot of the same low-calorie food or foods.
If you have a BMI over 30 and you do not want to restrict your options but are willing to limit the volume of food you are eating, this plan may be just the right SHORT TERM plan for you as it may help you lose about 3 to 5 pounds per week, for an total weight loss exceeding 40 pounds over 12 weeks.
Losing that amount of weight may improve weight-related medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. But in the long run, low-calorie diets are not more effective than more modest diets that may be better designed for wellness and longevity.
If you experience symptoms like fatigue, constipation, nausea, or diarrhea, you should go off this diet and get yourself on one of our lifestyle plans, committing to long term healthy eating and regular physical activity.
This Plan Is Suited For:
- Age: Any Adult Age
- Sex: Unisex
- Weight Focus: Short Term, Fast Weight Loss
- Health Focus: Overall Health
- Ease of Application: Easy
1200 Calorie Diet Macro Nutrient Ratios
- Carbohydrates 40% 40%
- Protein 40% 40%
- Fat 20% 20%
Compared to Recommended Longterm Plan Ratios
- Carbohydrates (45-65%, average 51%) 51% 51%
- Protein (10-35%, average 22%) 22% 22%
- Fat (20-35%, average 27%) 27% 27%