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What does a 1,200-calorie day look like?

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, January 3, 2016 - 1:30pm

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Kerri-Ann asks: What are your favorite low-calorie meals and snacks?


Porridge with milk & honey for breakfast.
3 weetabix in with milk as a nightime snack.
approx 600 calories.

Bowl of beef barley soup with veggies and half a Multigrain sandwich for lunch.
500 calories.

Dinner approximates 600 calories.

My allowable calorie count is 2100.


06/15/2015 - 1:45pm

This is what my regular daily diet consists of -

Breakfast: Porridge with skimmed milk, honey and cinnamon
Lunch: Bowl of fruit salad with Greek yogurt or a natural cereal bar, vegetable sticks
Dinner: Salmon with vegetables and lemon or scrambled eggs or home made barley soup or home made stir fry
Evening snack: Porridge with skimmed milk, honey and cinnamon or vegetable sticks


07/26/2014 - 3:24am

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04/15/2014 - 2:13pm

this diet really does work and i love the 1,200 calorie diet!!!!!


11/08/2013 - 12:15pm

Salad ,cereal,


07/24/2013 - 9:37pm

Oh dear my weight in kg x 12 -500 .. nope pounds! Use weight in pounds.

GREAT tip for future readers :)

You're welcome!


05/20/2013 - 4:38am

A frozen banana blended with a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa and a tablespoon of almond meal (optional) - Yum!


04/18/2013 - 8:01pm

Nice plan... Being a fat person, I was looking for this kind of thing! Twelve years old, 4'9, 110 lb... Need to lose a bit! I eat about 1400 at the moment, going to cut about 400 calories I think! Along with about an hours cycling a day and going to be taking up at alley again... Hopefully will lose fifteen pounds by September... Hopefully...


04/03/2013 - 6:24pm

A 400 pound person probably consumes 5,000 calories a day to maintain that weight. So yes, 4,300 calories would prob be ok for a 400 pound person starting off. They would have to continue adjusting their caloric intake when they hit certain points, like once they lost 20 pounds, they prob need to chop 300 calories out in order to keep losing, and continue adjusting along the way.


04/02/2013 - 2:56pm

I do 1300 and I'm not even on a diet without even thinking. Not hard


02/28/2013 - 6:52pm

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