Are Lower Calories Better?

By: Jaymes Bunce

So what is a low calorie diet?

A low calorie diet is "a low-energy diet. The goal of a low-calorie diet is to create an energy deficit by providing fewer calories than your body needs so that the body has to draw upon the energy stored in body fat."
  • It is good to eat a low calorie diet because you don't consume as much fat. There are a lot of calories in fats, and the low calories cuts most of the fats out.

  • Also it helps to work out so that you lose more weight.
  • The diets can cause you to loose at least 1 pound per week
  • The weight loss improves diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol

Why is it bad?

  • A low calorie diet can not always cause weight loss. Sometimes when you a low calorie diet you don't use as much energy. So to make up for that your body holds on to everything it gets.
  • And it is important to talk to your doctor before you start the weight loss because there is a chance you don't need to.
  • "People on a very low-calorie diet for 4 to 16 weeks report minor side effects such as fatigue, constipation, nausea, and diarrhea."
  • You don't from all food group
  • Your food has to be prepared differently