Here is a sample of what 1200 Calories looks like in a typical day.  It is crucial to make sure you are eating something every 3-4 hours on this very low calorie intake.  This will help keep your body from breaking down muscle to use as fuel.  By using this low carb diet it trains the body to use fats for fuel.  The first few days can be tough as your body adjusts.




  • 1 whole egg + 4 egg whites scrambled in nonstick pan with pan spray
  • Topped with tomato salsa
  • 1 cup cut melon





  • Leafy greens (lettuce, spinach) – any amount
  • 1 cup chopped mixed vegetables (carrots, peppers, tomato)
  • 3 ounces grilled chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons reduced calorie salad dressing




  • 4 Tablespoons prepared hummus
  • 1 cup baby carrot




  • 4 ounces grilled salmon with lemon
  • 2 cups steamed green beans with garlic
  • large leafy green salad – any amount
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced calorie vinaigrette dressing




  • 1 ounce soy nuts
  • 1 fresh apple