Mar 12 2012

1200 Calorie Menu Plan for Weight Loss

Category: Cooking,LifeEyeliah @ 4:13 pm

Below is the menu I painstakingly created for a a weeks worth of 1200-1300 calories a day.  True story, I used to consult in weight loss and know quite a bit about nutrition, meal planning and goal setting so I really need to step up.  I have set the goal to reach to my desired body shape in three months and once achieved will reward myself with laser eye surgery, I feel motivated every time I inch my glasses back up my nose!

Recently I threw out my scale (and felt powerful well doing so!) but then was not quite sure how I would measure my progress…  I’ve decided to take my measurements every two to three weeks and also use items in my closet that are a bit tight as a guide and hopefully this will suffice.  I will also measure changes in my energy levels.  Here are my goals in inches;

~Inches~ Bust: -0 (don’t take my bust!) Waist: -1.5 Hips: -2.5 Arm: -0.5

Once I am there bye bye glasses!  Even though I am not using a scale, this menu should equal 0.5-2 pounds of fat loss per week.  In it I kept in my favorite foods in small doses; things like avocado, bacon and all natural peanut butter.  I am also indulging in the power bar I am very much enjoying; Luna’s Chocolate Peppermint Stick at 180 calories.  Water intake is being tracked at bare minimum of eight cups per day, eight hours of sleep a night and an average of twenty *extra* minutes exercise per day.

I know I can do it, I have to!

And For Old Times Sake A Few PRE Weight Loss Recipes Including Bacon Cookies (!!!)

This right here is why you should always make twice as much dough as you need.  I was able to make Quiche Lorraine AND raspberry tarts with leftover pie crust.  First a classic quiche from the Joy of Cooking (similar recipe here).

 

And then the tarts were a delicious recipe of my own creation, though of course I did not write the details down darn it.  I also forgot to take an after picture, I guess I was just too busy tasting my creation.

Next up I had to try my hand at bacon chocolate chip cookies.  Yes cookies with bacon and they were beyond delicious, recipe from All Recipes.

 

3 Responses to “1200 Calorie Menu Plan for Weight Loss”

  1. Love To Crochet says:

    It works. My hat’s off to you. I’ve tried just about everything and I’ve found counting calories one of the easiest! And i’m gonna try those chocolate chip bacon cookies….hmmmm very curious!

  2. Brian says:

    I’m hat’s off to you ,,, I know you will make your goals because you always do when you set your mind to things! Some of the things on your menu look pretty good (I might even eat some… quiche, wraps, chicken, salmon,,, yum!!)

  3. Eyeliah says:

    Now there is NO quiche on the menu plan, I am not having cream right now! :p