Between 1200 - 1500 Calories


I stay under 1200 calories, but make a game of seeing how close I can get without going over. I have actually hit 1199 or 1200 a few times.
Nutritionally, It is important to get at least 5 servings (2 1/2 cups) veggies in each day and 2 fruits. Lean protien 3 x per day (chicken, turkey, eggs, fish)and that leaves a few calories for an "extra", like a non-fat, sugar-free latte.

(Muffin 1's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
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Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

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 How To Follow Between 1200 - 1500 Calories:

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  by member Muffin 1
member since: 08 Jan 11

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About / History

Calories in / Calories out...It's as simple as that. People have tried to complicate the issue over the years with lots of miracle diets that encourage stuffing yourself with meat or vegetables, but I think balance is best.I do avoid flour, sugar and white rice or anything that contains these items. For me, they are addictive.

Muffin 1's top tips

1.Prepare my day's meals and enter them into Fat Secret the night before (or first thing in the morning)so I know what my day's calories will look like. Then, it's DONE! I don't have to think about it any more and can focus on more productive things.
2.Calculate dinner calories first and always, always leave room for a fruit snack (or 100 calorie "Healthy Choice" fudge bar")before bed.
3.Have lots of yummy tea on hand. It helps a lot when I have eaten all my calories for the day and still feel like I want someting sweet. (I use stevia to sweeten my tea)My fav is vanilla caramel.
4.Always weigh every day. Always write down every bite I take (even if it was a "bad" choice) The awareness is what makes this work.
5.DO NOT ALLOW your "trigger" or "binge" foods in the house. I do not buy crackers, cheese, certain cereals,bread,nuts,etccc. If my family wants thes things, they need to go buy them and eat them away from me.
6.IF you must eat out: Check out the restaurant's menu online and decide ahead of time what you will order. Ask the server NOT to bring bread to the table and drink WATER with the meal. I always ask for lemon wedges for the water.

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