Protein does your body a lot of good. It builds healthy cells and repairs ones that are damaged, keeps your immune system in tip-top shape and helps you to feel full and satisfied after a meal, making weight loss easier. When trying to lose weight, adding in protein to each meal and snack helps make eating fewer calories possible.
1200 Calorie Meal Plan
If you're a vegetarian looking to lower your carb intake, then look no further—this 3-day, 1,200-calorie meal plan is just the thing to help you get started. The registered dietitians and culinary experts at EatingWell have put together a delicious and healthy meatless meal plan that is lower in carbohydrates, but not so low that you'll miss out on important nutrients, like protein and certain B vitamins.
Food allergies and intolerances can add on an extra layer of complication when it comes to planning meals. Rest assured, with EatingWell's allergy-friendly recipes and meal plans, making healthy, delicious and safe meals is simple. In this dairy-free, lactose-free meal plan, tasty meals and snacks come together to create a day of healthy and balanced eating.
Losing weight is about calories in versus calories out. To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn each day through exercise and general living. How much you need to eat each day varies based on your height, weight and activity level. (Find out how many calories you should be eating each day for weight loss by using this formula: [Your weight x 12] – 500 = Your daily calorie goal.) But most people will lose weight on a 1,200-calorie diet, which is also the lowest you really can go calorie-wise each day while still getting all the nutrients you need.