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What is the definition of a negative calorie diet?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Weight loss

A negative caloric diet is simply that you take in less calories than you burn.
Your doctor or a nutritionist can help you determine your BMR (basal metabolic rate) which is the amount of calories you typically burn in a day. To lose weight you will either need to eat less calories than that, or exercise to burn more. It requires a negative balance of around 3500 kcal to burn a pound.

In brief: Weight loss

A negative caloric diet is simply that you take in less calories than you burn.
Your doctor or a nutritionist can help you determine your BMR (basal metabolic rate) which is the amount of calories you typically burn in a day. To lose weight you will either need to eat less calories than that, or exercise to burn more. It requires a negative balance of around 3500 kcal to burn a pound.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Laurence Green
Bariatrics

In brief: Calories< than u use

Same thing as a calorie deficit diet to lose weight.
If your metabolic rate is 2000 calories in 24 hours including exercise, activities of daily living, basal rate, etc., and you consume 1500 a day, you have a negative calorie diet and should lose weight if you are eating the right type of calories.

In brief: Calories< than u use

Same thing as a calorie deficit diet to lose weight.
If your metabolic rate is 2000 calories in 24 hours including exercise, activities of daily living, basal rate, etc., and you consume 1500 a day, you have a negative calorie diet and should lose weight if you are eating the right type of calories.
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