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What is the definition of a restricted calorie diet?

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Dr. David Wyatt answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Less in, more out. : Restricted calorie is used to distinguish from low carb or low fat... Restricted calorie diet for weight loss means burning more calories than you take in to see weight reduction..

Answered 11/5/2014


Dr. Chuck Shaffer answered

Specializes in Bariatrics

See below: N order to be called a calorie restricted diet, the calorie intake needs to be less than 20%-25% of maintenance calories. While different individuals will choose to restrict different amounts, this range seems to offer the greatest benefits.Because someone who follows a calorie restriction diet will be consuming so few calories, it becomes extremely important that food be correct. Weighstation.Net.

Answered 2/8/2015



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