While scrolling to our Instagram page, we often come across people’s weight loss pictures and we get inspired. But, after following the diet chart for a week, we give up saying, “Arrhh! It’s impossible for me to lose weight.”
I don’t oppose those people who love to eat or are healthy, and it’s a personal choice to feel comfortable with one’s skin. I had never been a fitness freak before I met my husband, and he inspired me to follow a healthy lifestyle, having a sleep pattern, a minimum 30-min workout every day, etc. (which I will cover in another blog in future), and after two years following a balanced routine, I feel, I am a better person now.
So, few do succeed in losing some weight by following a restrictive diet but don’t have any clue on how to uphold it so that they don’t return to their previous size. For example, there is one such routine called GM diet plan, where you can lose weight in a week and gain weight automatically when not monitored the calories you intake.
What You Need To Know
A healthy body weight lies in a strategic calorie intake which will boost metabolism and make fat burning. It is vital to boosting metabolic rate and it can be easily done with home remedies. I will share here a balanced diet, also known as 1200 calories diet plan, which can help achieve an effective result. A 1200 Cal meal plan is very efficient but the result will majorly depend on what you eat.
You cannot have junk food, fries, and chocolates for 1200 Cal and expect to see the effective result. It should be a balanced and nutritious diet with all the vitamins, essential fats, minerals and nutrients or else the body can get messed up. The evil effects will directly hit your daily life and you will face lifeless limp hair, dull and rough skin with extreme lethargy and tiredness.
Identify The Right Calories
A healthy weight loss plan can create a safe calorie deficit to help in weight loss. The whole game of weight loss is all about how much calorie intake and calories burnt. But, one must understand all calories are not the same and it builds overall health. There are three main sources of calories – fat, carbohydrates and proteins. Sources of unhealthy saturated fats are cheese, butter and fatty cuts of meats and sources of unhealthy unsaturated fats are vegetable oils, nuts, seafood, and olives.
Likewise, there are simple carbs like sugar, white rice, white flour, fruit juices and baked goods are the ones that make you extremely fat. Complex carbs help you in losing weight like wheat flour, brown rice, beans, lentils, fruits, and vegetables. Proteins help increase muscle mass and the fat natural proteins are egg whites and low-fat dairy. So it is very important to choose between good and bad calories and make your 1200 diet plan to be healthy and balanced.
Which foods to avoid when trying to lose weight?
“Eat for the body you want. Not for the body you have” – Anonymous
One way to lose weight is to start eating a more healthy diet. When you know which foods you need to add to your daily diet, which can help you shed pounds, it’s a lot easier to crack the weight loss code. Let’s check out all the foods you have to cut down from your diet chart –
- Sugary beverages – Sodas, sports drinks, packaged fruit juices.
- Baked foods – Cookies, pastries, pre-made desserts.
- French fries – High in calories, salt, and unhealthy fats.
- Restaurant hamburgers – It’s proved that those who eat restaurant burgers at least twice a week are exposed to a higher risk of obesity than those who eat them in fewer quantities or avoid it.
- White pasta and bread – White pasta and bread often contain a lot of added sugar. You can opt for whole-grain varieties of pasta and bread which are readily available.
- Candy bars – Chocolates, sweetener candies, cotton candies.
- Some Types of Alcohol (Especially Beer) – Alcohol provides more calories than carbs and protein. Heavy drinking causes weight gain, sometimes leads you to obesity. Beer can cause weight gain. Dietitians say drinking wine in moderation may actually be beneficial.
BIG NO to – Ice cream, pizza, high-calorie coffee drinks.
Curate a Simple Weight Loss Plan Today
You may know that 5-6 meals per day can give you a chiseled figure rather than 3 heavy meals that all of us usually have. The small healthy meals at a short interval help in improving metabolism and burning more calories. Here, we divide the 1200 calories into 5 meals that contain 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) of 300 calories each to a total of 900 calories and remaining calories should include healthy snacks and beverages that will extend throughout the day.
A Generalized 1200 Cal Vegetarian Diet Chart:
A Generalized 1200 Cal Non-Vegetarian Diet Chart
Hope you enjoy reading! If you have any tips, please share in the comment section below.