1200 Calorie Diet for Women (With 7-Day Meal Plan)

1200 Calorie Diet for Women – Overview

According to a recent study by a leading health journal, nearly 50 percent of American adults have tried various weight loss plans in order to lose those extra pounds.

Now, the same study has further confirmed that nearly 70 percent of American women are really passionate about achieving that ‘bikini body’ by shedding off that extra weight. Hence, the data concludes that women are certainly more self conscious with their body weight and shape compared to men.

Is There a Version of 1200 Calorie Diet for Women Only?

So, what needs to be done then? Do we have a weight loss plan that is specifically customized for women? The answer is a ‘Yes’ and being a women, you can definitely achieve that ‘dream body’ by simply following this 1200 calorie diet for women.

What is a 1200 calorie diet for women?

This diet plan is specially designed and developed for women who want to shed that unwanted weight around their body without making much effort in the process. All you need to do is to get the best and most nutritious food on your plate by keeping the daily calorie intake limited to 1200 calories. Easier said than done? Not really. When diet plans are quantified they are easy to follow and maintain.

Precautions to be taken before following the 1200 calorie diet for women

  • This diet plan is not meant for everyone and people suffering from certain chronic health issues must avoid it
  • For some people, 1200 calories are too low and may lead their body to malnourishment. Consulting with your physician before kick-starting a 1200 calorie diet for women is highly recommended. Alternatively you can examine your current daily calorie intake and start moving down gradually (150 calorie intervals per week).
  • Your body will go in a calorie deficit after following this diet so don’t worry much if you experience some weakness, fatigue or dizziness in the process
  • 1200 calorie diet plan is not for pregnant and breastfeeding women that require more calories than the average person
  • You have to consume food rich in nutrients like proteins, complex carbs, fibers, and healthy fats
  • You have to drink as much water as you can on a daily basis

Sample weekly plan for 1200 calorie diet for women

Day 1.

1200 calorie diet for women - apricot jam and almond butter sandwich

1200 calorie diet for women – apricot jam and almond butter sandwich

Breakfast- 2 slices of butter toast

Snack- 1 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt

Lunch- 1 serving of apricot jam and almond butter sandwich

Snack – 2 medium-sized oranges

Dinner- 2 servings of easy grilled chicken

Total calorie count for the day – 1215

 

Day 2.

1200 calorie diet for women-hard boiled eggs

1200 calorie diet for women

Breakfast- 4 hard-boiled eggs

Snack – 1 serving of bell-pepper and hummus with 4 stalks of celery

Lunch- 2 cups of raspberry yogurt

Snack- 2 serving of cinnamon apple bites

Dinner- 2 servings of garlic green beans

Total calories for the day-1204

 

Day 3.

1200 calorie diet for women- Cinnamon toasts

1200 calorie diet for women- Cinnamon toasts

Breakfast- 2 slices of cinnamon toasts

Snack- 1 serving of fruit salad

Lunch- 1 serving of tuna with 2 servings of cucumber slices

Snack- 1 serving of cauliflower and hummus snack

Dinner-2 servings of steamed broccoli with olive oil and parmesan cheese

Total calories for the day-1211

 

Day 4.

1200 calorie diet for women - red bell pepper hummus

1200 calorie diet for women – red bell pepper hummus

Breakfast- 1 serving of blueberry, cinnamon and goat cheese toast topped with sunflower seeds

Snack- Granola (1 oz)

Lunch-2 servings of red bell pepper and hummus

Snack- 1 serving of fruit salad

Dinner- 1 serving of easy-pan fried lemon chicken with 1 serving of steamed green beans.

Total calories for the day-1207

 

Day 5. 

1200 calorie diet for women - raspberry yogurt

1200 calorie diet for women – raspberry yogurt

Breakfast-  2 bowl of non-fat yogurt

Snack –Almonds (1 oz)

Lunch- 2 cups of light raspberry yogurt

Snack- 2 Oranges

Dinner- 2 servings of steamed broccoli with olive oil and parmesan cheese

Total calories for the day -1227

 

Day 6.

1200 calorie diet for women - cheese slices

1200 calorie diet for women – cheese slices

Breakfast- 1 serving of strawberry banana Greek yogurt with honey

Snack-  1 cup of non-fat yogurt

Lunch- 2 servings of carrots with hummus

Snack- 1 serving of cheese slices

Dinner- 1 serving of mozzarella sweet grilled cheese

Total calories for the day-1219 calories

 

Day 7.

1200 calorie diet for women - All-American Tuna

1200 calorie diet for women – All-American Tuna

Breakfast- Granola (2 oz)

Snack- 1 serving of fruit salad

Lunch- 1 serving of all-American tuna

Snack- 1 apple with almond butter

Dinner- 2 servings of Garlic green beans

Total calories for the day-1179

Summing it up

You can really achieve those weight loss goals by simply following this 1200 calorie diet for women. All you need to do is just bring the right food and nutrition to your breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner plate and you are good to go. Just make sure your 1200 calorie daily nutrition is spread through the various macronutrients (carbs, fats and protein).

Printable (PDF) 1200 calorie diet for women (7 Day Meal Plan)

MealsDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Breakfast2 slices of butter toast4 hard-boiled eggs2 slices of cinnamon toasts1 serving of blueberry, Cinnamon and goat cheese toast topped with sunflower seeds2 bowl of non-fat yogurt1 serving of strawberry banana Greek yogurt with honeyGranola (2 oz)
Snack1 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt1 serving of bell-pepper and hummus snack with 4 stalks of celery1 serving of fruit saladGranola (1 oz)Almonds (1 oz)1 cup of non-fat yogurt1 serving of fruit salad
Lunch1 serving of apricot jam and almond butter sandwich2 cups of raspberry yogurt1 serving of all-American tuna with 2 servings of cucumber slices2 servings of red bell pepper and hummus2 cups of light raspberry yogurt2 servings of carrots with hummus1 serving of all-American tuna
Snack2 medium-sized oranges2 serving of cinnamon apple bites1 serving of cauliflower and hummus snack1 serving of fruit salad2 Oranges1 serving of cheese slices1 apple with almond butter
Dinner2 servings of easy grilled chicken2 servings of garlic green beans2 servings of steamed broccoli with olive oil and parmesan cheese1 serving of easy-pan fried lemon chicken with 1 serving of steamed green beans.2 servings of steamed broccoli with olive oil and parmesan cheese1 serving of mozzarella sweet grilled cheese2 servings of Garlic green beans
Total calorie count for the day1215120412111207122712191179

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