A reduced calorie diet consists of consuming at least 25 percent less calories that you are accustomed to. Reduced calorie diets help with losing weight and are recommended for patients who have a weight loss goal of 5-15 pounds.
A reduced diet not only makes you lose weight, it is a conscious healthy lifestyle you choose to make. Choosing to be on a reduced calorie diet means you are controlling how many calories you intake. For the best weight loss results, you would need to eat healthy and have regular physical activity.
Do reduced calorie diets really work?
If you can follow through with reducing your calorie intake and regularly working out, the reduced calorie diet should work. The New England Journal of Medicine published one study that was done comparing varying diet plans to see which was the most effective. The outcome of the study proves that a diet plan that causes an individual to ingest less calories will be beneficial in losing weight.
One study granted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of National Institute of Health found that reduced calorie intake, regardless of contrast between proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrates can help obese and over-weight individuals achieve and maintain weight loss.
In order to do the reduced calorie diet as healthy as possible, you must get a good array of foods, which include three macro-nutrients: carbohydrates, protein and fats.
Our Weight Loss Nutritionist is here to help you create a customized meal plan with the specific calorie requirements in order to achieve optimal weight loss.