A 7-Day, 1200-Calorie Meal Plan – Weight Loss Program

Slimming down includes 2 things: a simple, sensible exercise and eating plan. This meal plan contains 1200 calories and can help you to lose 20 pounds.

DAY 1

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup bran flakes, 1 banana, 1 cup fat-free milk

Lunch

  • Sandwich: 1 mini whole wheat pita, 3 ounces turkey breast, 1/2 roasted pepper, 1 teaspoon light mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce
  • 1 stick part-skim mozzarella string cheese
  • 2 kiwifruits

Dinner

  • 4 ounces broiled flounder or sole
  • 2 sliced plum tomatoes sprinkled with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, broiled until just golden
  • 1 cup cooked couscous
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • 1 fat-free pudding cup

DAY 2

Breakfast

  • Smoothie: Blend 1 cup frozen berries, 1/2 banana, and 8 ounces fat-free milk.
  • 1/2 English muffin spread with 1 teaspoon light margarine

Lunch

  • 1 cup vegetarian vegetable soup
  • 1 veggie burger in a mini whole wheat pita with lettuce and salsa
  • 6 ounces light yogurt
  • 15 grapes

Dinner

  • BBQ chicken: Brush 4 ounces boneless, skinless breast with barbecue sauce and grill.
  • 1/2 cup vegetarian baked beans
  • 3 small boiled red potatoes topped with 1 teaspoon light margarine and a pinch of dill

DAY 3

Breakfast

  • Oatmeal: In the microwave, cook 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats with 3/4 cup fat-free milk; 1/2 apple, chopped; 1 teaspoon honey; and a pinch of cinnamon

Lunch

  • Chicken salad: Toss 4 ounces shredded skinless roast chicken breast with 1/4 cup sliced red grapes, 1 tablespoon slivered almonds, 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise, and 1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream. Serve over lettuce.
  • 1 banana

Dinner

  • 4 ounces steamed shrimp
  • 1 baked potato topped with 3 tablespoons salsa and 1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream
  • 3 cups spinach, steamed
  • 1 low-fat frozen fudge bar

DAY 4

Breakfast

  • 1/2 toasted English muffin topped with 1/2 small apple, sliced, and 1 ounce shredded reduced-fat cheese, any type. Microwave 30 seconds on High.
  •  6 ounces light yogurt sprinkled with 1 tablespoon slivered almonds

Lunch

  • 1 cup tomato soup
  • Sandwich: 1 mini whole wheat pita, 3 ounces thinly sliced roast beef, 1 teaspoon horseradish, mustard, tomato slices, lettuce
  • 1 cup raw veggies
  • 1 pear

Dinner

  • 3 ounces poached salmon
  • Slaw: Toss 1 1/4 cups coleslaw mix and 2 sliced green onions with 2 tablespoons fat-free dressing (no more than 30 calories per 2 tablespoons)
  • 3/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks in juice

DAY 5

Breakfast

  • 1 cup Cheerios, 1/2 cup berries, 1 tablespoon slivered almonds, 8 ounces fat-free milk

Lunch

  • Quesadilla: Spread 1/4 cup fat-free refried beans over 1 small whole wheat tortilla. Sprinkle on 1 ounce shredded reduced-fat cheese. Top with salsa and another tortilla; microwave 45 seconds on High.
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese topped with 1/2 cup mandarin orange sections
  • Cucumber spears

Dinner

  • 3 ounces roasted pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup baked acorn squash, mashed with a pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 cups salad greens with 2 tablespoons fat-free dressing
  • 1/2 cup vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt topped with 1 cup berries

DAY 6

Breakfast

  • 1 toasted frozen waffle, spread with 1 tablespoon peanut butter and topped with 1/2 sliced banana
  • 8 ounces fat-free milk

Lunch

  • Tuna pita: 1 mini whole wheat pita, 2 ounces water-packed light tuna, 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise, mustard, and cucumber and onion slices
  • 10 baby carrots
  • 6 ounces light yogurt mixed with 1/2 banana

Dinner

  • Jambalaya: Combine 3/4 cup cooked brown rice; 1/2 cup corn; 2 ounces cooked turkey sausage, sliced; 1/3 cup salsa; and 1/4 cup canned kidney beans. Heat through.
  • 3 cups spinach, steamed
  • 1 medium apple

DAY 7

Breakfast

  • 1/2 toasted English muffin layered with 1 ounce reduced-fat cheese, sliced; 1 tomato slice; 1/2 cup steamed spinach, drained; and 1 poached egg
  • 1 grapefruit

Lunch

  • Black bean salad: Toss 1/2 cup canned black beans, 1/2 cup mandarin orange sections, and chopped red bell peppers, red onion, and scallions with 1 teaspoon vinegar. Serve over salad greens.
  • 1 mini whole wheat pita
  • 1 pear

Dinner

  • 3 ounces broiled or grilled flank steak
  • 1 baked sweet potato with 1 teaspoon light margarine
  • 1 cup steamed zucchini
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks in juice

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