First, log on to a food tracker either here or one of the numerous other sites, e.g., fitday.com, sparkpeople, etc. Then plan your meals every day. Lean proteins, whole grains, veggies, fruit should be the major foods that you consume. Track everything including drinks. Before maintenance, here is a typical day for me: 1 C. old fashioned oatmeal with blueberries and a few walnuts, green leafy salad with 2 tblsp. of dressing and other veggies, broiled chicken breast, broccoli, and fruit or yogurt for snack. Hope this helps.
Hi and thanks so much for your posting Blazer. Before you jump into a 1200 calorie "diet", let's wait a minute. You need a comprehensive plan of action. Please log onto the WebMD Food and Fitness Planner right now. Input all of your data so that the plan is customized. 1200 cal may not be the best number for you. One of my most successful patients did superbly well on 1400 cals. Your height, weight, age, medical status, physical activity all have to be factored in.
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