Low-Calorie Diet

Don’t starve yourself to lose weight. Choose a low-calorie diet for more efficient weight loss.

Low Calorie Diet

A Low-Calorie Diet consists of eating fewer calories than required to maintain one’s weight. It is typically 1200 calories or less per day. A Low-Calorie Diet is recommended for patients looking to lose weight at a proper pace. This diet is used in conjunction with exercise for optimal weight loss. Our Weight Loss Nutritionist will help formulate a low-calorie diet as part of your diet plan to guide you on your appropriate calorie consumption based on your age, height, weight, and desired weight loss.


Low-calorie diets have been proven to be a beneficial part of a successful weight loss program. The value of each “calorie” of any diet plays an important factor in weight loss. To improve your health and promote weight loss, we will provide you with a healthy, low-calorie menu and diet plan. Our overall goal is not to cut food intake but to consume foods that are naturally lower in calories. By following a low-calorie diet, you are allowed to eat frequently or whenever you feel hungry and feel full and satisfied.

How Do Low-Calorie Diets work?

By eating lower calories and nutrition-packed foods, you will gain energy and get the desired outcome for your health and body. A diet based on simply eating smaller amounts of processed, high-calorie foods typically results in hunger, holds no nutritional value, and only temporary weight loss. Eating small portions of highly processed calories also does not satisfy hunger. When patients go off specific diets, they end up regaining the weight they lost in the first place. When one does this repeatedly, it is harmful to their health, self-esteem, and future success.


Our team of trained physicians and nutritionists will teach you how to make easy changes to your daily diet, which results in long-lasting weight loss and overall health. Healthy nutritional foods that can be incorporated into your diet include fresh fruit, whole grain cereals and bread, nonfat milk, yogurt, lean meats, poultry, fish, and beans. It is crucial to limit fried foods, salty snacks, rich sauces, and sugary and fattening desserts.


Low-calorie foods can be prepared using low-calorie cooking methods. For example, meats, poultry, and fish should be roasted, baked, or broiled, not fried. Vegetables should be steamed, boiled, or microwaved without using butter. Oils are used sparingly, and margarine should always be reduced fat and trans-fat-free. It is important to note that a very important aspect of a successful weight loss program is portion control.


Although the number of calories consumed has to be reduced before you can expect to lose weight, there is a possibility of not obtaining enough calories. A real irony of dieting is that you actually lose more weight by eating more food rather than if you are eating nothing at all. The reason for this is that when not enough calories are consumed, the body tries to protect itself from lack of energy by storing energy more economically. The body then reacts to this by slowing down the metabolic rate.

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