1200 calorie diabetic diet

The 1200 calorie diabetic diet is not an easy diet at all and especially not easy for diabetic people.
It's specifically planned for people who want to reduce serious amount of their weight. Therefore it involves plenty of discipline, determination and perseverance.
You have here a meal plan sample for a whole day.

1200 calorie diabetic diet


  • Breakfast is your first meal on the day and it supposed to "refuel and start" you for your activities on that day.
    That's why it's so important.
    Don't skip breakfast!
  • If you feel hungry after breakfast and lunch is still not in sight, don't torture yourself!
    Eat a fruit or any vegetable and remove it from your lunch or supper.
  • This diet contains about 182 grams of carbohydrates.
    If you still want to reduce the carbohydrates by reducing the bread servings (and you think you can handle it) then you can replace 1 serving of bread with meat.
  • Eat the low calorie meat. Turkey, chicken, and fish are the best.
  • Eat bread and starches with high fibers. Whole wheat bread, cereals, crackers, and barley are the best.

GroupBreadVegetables FruitMeat Milk FatTotal

Meal Plan Sample with 1200 Calorie for a Day

FoodGroup  Servings  Calories    Carbs
1/2 cup bran cerealsBread18015
1 medium appleFruit16015
1 cup skim milkMilk19012
coffee or tea – free
1 cup cucumbersVegetables1255
1 cup tomatoesVegetables1255
1 cup lettuce – free
1 tbsp. mayonnaise - reduced fatFat145
2 Oz. turkeyMeat270
2 slices of whole wheat breadBread216030
1 pearFruit16015
Afternoon Snack
2 rice cakes - 4 inchesBread18015
3/4 cup frozen yogurt - nonfatMilk19012
2 oz. cod fish - fresh or frozenMeat270
1 small potato - bakedBread18015
1 cup carrotsVegetables1255
1 cup peppersVegetables1255
1/2 cup fruit coctailFruit16015
8 black olivesFat145
Evening Snack
1/4 cup cottage cheeseMeat1553
1 small bananaFruit16015


For further adjustments and modifications to your 1200 calorie diabetic diet meal plan which derive from your nutritional needs, your weight, height, age, and your daily activity you should consult with your dietitian.

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