How safe is a low calorie diet?

How low? Very strict diets run the risk of dehydration and ketosis and possibilities to faint, develop anemia or electrolyte disturbances ( low potassium, calcium, magnesium, low vitamins etc.) less than 1200 cal/ day are probably too restrictive.
See below. Low calorie diet depends on how low your calorie intake should be. Chasing calories is not always the best answer. Learning how to eat for yourself is the best way to go. Discuss with your doctor before beginning any weight loss program. You can find some information@www.Weighstation.Net and it's all for free. Blessings to you.

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Is it safe to eat a low calorie diet and exercise 3-4 hours a day?

How low is low? Seems to me that exercising 4-5hr/d is a bit excessive. You only need 30min or so to improve your health. As for low calorie diet, it depends upon how low is low. More importantly, what kind of calories are you consuming? Healthy or junk? Processed or otherwise? What's your goal w/this extreme approach? Discuss your concerns, plans & goals w/your family doc who knows most about you & your health. Read more...

Is if safe for obese-kids to have very low calorie diet?

Not for young kids. Obese young children who are still growing in height can stay on a low (not extremely low) calorie balanced diet. They should lose enough weight to drop down from the "severely obese" BMI range, into the "obese" range. Then, they can take advantage of their height growth combined with moderate caloric restriction, to gradually drop into the "normal" BMI range over a 1-2 year period. Exercise too! Read more...
No. It is very important to work with a nutritionist to determine a good diet for an obese child. Very low calorie diets might lack certain nutrients which are more important for growing adolescents than for adults, whom most diets have been determined for. Read more...

Medically supervised very low calorie diet (800 calories). Ok to exercise. Principle of ketosis. Burn about 400 cal/day/hr monitor. Safe?

No safe shortcuts. This type of diet often makes the body angry, decreasing calories too much too quickly will send your body into starvation mode. Less calories = weight loss, but your body will become more efficient at holding onto calories, so you will gain the weight back and then some later on. Weight watchers is the safest and most consistent in my experience with thousands of people. Read more...

I need to know what is a low calorie diet?

Short answer. It seems logical that if calories are the problem, you would want to eat as few of them as possible to speed weight loss. As a general rule, people need a minimum of 1,200 calories daily to stay healthy. People who have a strenuous fitness routine or perform many daily activities need more calories. If you have reduced your calorie intake below 1,200 calories a day, you could be hurting your body. Read more...

Should I be eating muffins on a low calorie diet?

Muffins HiCarb,↓Loss. What are your goals? Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating & routinely guessed for ?$, per usual practices. Study: wikipedia.Org/calorimeter, nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor, videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, sugar the bitter truth, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, why we get fat & my answers on healthtap. Read more...

While on a low calorie diet, where does the fat go?

Low Calorie Diets. When you are on a low calorie diet, there is a deficit of daily calories, so that the additional calories required to keep you going are drained from the body's stored form of energy (calories), the fat which is contained in fat cells. Read more...

What should I do to shed weight on a low calorie diet?

Persevere with it. It is a long term goal which requires persistence with your good eating behavior. It will slowly give you the results you want but be pateint and aim to lose about 1 pound each week or over 2 weeks. Add regular exercise to your low calorie eating, you will see better results from the combined efforts. Good luck. Read more...