Low Calorie Diets
Some low calorie diets limit calories to specific amounts, such as 1,200 or 1,500 per day. When choosing a low calorie diet for weight loss, you must make sure that your meals are nutritionally balanced. Choosing healthful, unprocessed foods to make up the required number of calories is the best option to ensure adequate nutrition. There are various meal plans at your disposal, but you should preferably choose a nutrition plan that a professional has designed to ensure that the meals contain vital nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Intermittent fasting is a dietary approach that involves periods of either no food or very low calories and periods of unrestricted eating. There are several ways to achieve this:
1. Alternate day fasting: For this approach, you alternate between days of normal eating and days of reducing calories by 25% or more of their daily needs.
2. Whole day fasting: This approach involves fasting on certain days of the week. For example, the 5:2 diet allows no restrictions on 5 days of the week and 400-500 fewer calories on the other 2 days of the week.
3. Time restricted feeding: For this approach, you only eat within a specific time frame- for example, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.- and fasts for the remaining hours of the day.
We do not recommend any specific nutrition plan because every person and body is different, and has unique needs. We do recommend that whatever nutrition plan you choose, you stick to and give it time to work. Too often people will switch their nutrition plan too soon and never get results.
More tips for weight loss
Aim to lose 1-2 pounds per week for a period of 6 months
Do this by reducing their calories by 500-1,000 per day
Use an app to track meals, such as the MyTransphormation app, to plan out meals and track how many calories you consume each day
Along with a healthy diet, you should also incorporate an exercise routine that includes cardio and weight lifting (if possible)
After 6 months, assess your weight loss
Be sure to take pictures along your journey. Taking a progress picture not only shows you what you’ve already accomplished, but also can keep you motivated!