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Is a Low Calorie Diet Plan Right for You? Let’s Find Out!



Is a Low Calorie Diet Plan Right for You? Let’s Find Out!

Most people frantically count calories when they want to lose the weight, but is that really necessary? Keeping your calories low isn’t going to make you magically lose weight. However, balanced, healthy meals from a low calorie diet plan will.

The importance of high-quality nutrition

Traditional low calorie diet plans allow between 800 to 1,500 calories a day. However, some low calorie diet plans are even stricter than that. Those diet plans are called Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD).

These are generally commercially prepared formulas of 800 or less calories and should always be prescribed by your doctor. They usually benefit moderate to severely obese people. Don’t wake up one morning and decide you want to try it on your own—eating way less calories than you’re used to just opens the door to health risks and concerns of malnutrition.

Without proper nutrition, your body will have a hard time rebuilding after tough workouts and also have trouble maintaining itself properly. 

Improper nutrition from a very low calorie diet can also negatively impact your immune system.

It's always a good idea to have the facts close at hand, but if you’re unsure which road to take, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor or try a low calorie diet plan designed by a doctor, like bistroMD.

We are built on the foundation of healthy weight loss that is based on real science and the unique knowledge that food is actually medicine. At bistroMD, we don’t believe in calorie counting. Our program is based on the science of what your body needs to lose fat and maintain a lifetime commitment to health.

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., a bariatric physician with 20+ years of experience, founded bistroMD and works with our registered dieticians to ensure that the nutritional requirements for healthy and long-term weight loss are being met in each and every entree.

Every bite you take follows this proven approach for healthy weight loss: 1,100-1,400 calories daily with 40-50% total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20-25% of calories from healthy fats, and 30-35% from complex carbohydrates.

If you’re looking for something fast and convenient without the hassle of frequenting the grocery store, bistroMD offers low calorie die plans that can help you successfully lose weight.

We cook with the freshest ingredients and have over 200 recipes and a customizable menu so you should have no problem finding something to satisfy your taste buds.

It only takes a few weeks to start seeing results. You don’t have anything to lose, but the fat!

We have a men and a women’s program with the option to receive five-or-seven-days’ worth of healthy meals delivered to your door.

The two programs range from $130-$160 and EATS, our essential and tasty snacks are just $1.50 per snack. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.

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