The following sample 1200 calorie low carb diet plan, if consumed in the portions suggested, provides this approximate nutritional breakdown:
This sample 1200 calorie per day diet plan can therefore be considered:
Q: How low is a "low carb" diet?
(Consuming too few carbs will leaving you feeling like a slug!)
1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese + 1/2 banana. Sprinkle with 3 Tablespoons lowfat granola.
1/2 Turkey sandwich:
Eat with 1 small apple and 5 cherry tomatoes.
1 mozzarella string cheese + 15 baby carrots
4 ounces grilled chicken breast
15 frozen grapes
Add zero calorie foods if desired.
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Low Carb Sample Menu: Beverages
Don't forget to drink your water!
It's especially important to drink water when you're eating higher amounts of protein. Water helps your kidneys flush away the breakdown products of protein.
How much water do you need?
Divide your weight (in pounds) by 2 and that's the number of ounces of water to shoot for everyday.
Example: If you weigh 150 pounds...
150 / 2 = 75
You should therefore drink 75 ounces of fluid (or ~ 9 cups)/day.
(Decaf) coffee or tea, unsweetened beverages and artificially sweetened beverages like Crystal Light, etc. are OK to drink, but water should be your first choice :)
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