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How to maintain a low calorie diet?

If you are looking for some advices and tips for a low calorie diet, you have come to the right place! This article will explain you the benefits of low calorie diet and why a low calorie diet is required and when it is required and some tips relating to following a low calorie diet.

What is exactly a low calorie diet?

Well, we all are well acquainted with the term of calorie. Now there are two types of calorie associated diets:

  • High calorie diets
  • Low calorie diets

High calorie diets are for those who want to gain weight while if someone is looking to lose weight to get the desired weight, a solution for the person is a low calorie diet. An ideal low calorie diet consists of overall calorie ranging from 800 calories to less than 1600 calorie intake per day.

But before opting for a very low calorie diet- one should always consult a nutritionist as nutritionists are professional who are expert in these matters. A nutritionist will usually will check your height, gender and the current weight and also other various medical checkups before a proper diet plan is created for you.

The nutritionist will then evaluate your daily calorie need- which is usually low in calorific value but is nutritious, to make your low calorie diet healthy and balanced.

If you decide to create your own low calorie diet at home, there are many ways to create one.

  • First two things you need to deduce the approximate amount of calorie you require on a daily basis. Reduce a value of 500 or less from your daily calorific value. In the beginning, it will be quite difficult but eventually it will become a part of your daily life. Secondly you need to choose foods which are nutritious in nature. Otherwise you will face malnutrition and prone to fall ill easily. And make sure to avoid any sort of junk food in your low calorie diet- otherwise the diet plan will not work. Make sure to drink adequate amount of water- and no worries since water does not contain any calories that could affect your diet plan.
  • If you are worrying that you might miss out your favorite dishes- there are healthy opportunities available such as including low calorie ingredients items in the dishes to balance out the calorie of the dish by eliminating high calorie ingredients in it.
  • For each of the meal times during the whole day, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner, try to maintain calories about 500-600 calories each time. There are hundreds of recipes online on the said calories that you could use. And there are also vegan options for vegetarians. There are also alternative snack plans available which are healthy in nature which you can add in your daily meal plan.
  • Some low calorie foods are such as brown rice as it helps to fill your stomach for a longer time. Also you can cook oatmeal with milk to make your meal healthier. Also add more fresh green vegetables and green smoothies and also various types of low calorie soups to your meal plan of a low calorie diet.