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!
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.

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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...

Could a very low calorie diet be successful?

It can be under medi. It depends on how many colories but 800 calories diet can be successful if done under close medical supervision with vitamin supplements and regular follow ups. Read more...

What happens when you go on a very low calorie diet?

Tissue breakdown. Very low calorie diets puts a person in ketosis. The body does not have the proper amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fat to carry out all the functions it has to do. You will lose fat, for sure, but you will do this at the expense of losing protein, thus muscle breakdown. A very low calorie diet shold not be undertaken unless under the care of a doctor well versed in the diet and close f/u. Read more...
Many things. A very low calorie is defined as less than 800 calorie a day. The first thing will be a slowing of your metabolism. Secondly, if you restrict your carbs to 40 or 50 grams a day and get enough protein you will start to use body fat (ketones) for you energy needs. Only do this under a doctors supervision, before you start. Read more...

Will metabolism slow down on a very low calorie diet?

Yes. If your body does not get enough calories, it sends stress signals to the brain. These stress hormones try and preserve the body by decreasing energy used and in doing so slows the body's metabolism. Read more...
Most likely. On a very low calorie diet the metabolism will most likely slow down unless you're getting most of your calories from protein or very complex carbohydrates. In general weight-loss causes the metabolism to go down because the body has to run a smaller weight. If you're trying to increase your metabolism go on a little car ketogenic diet for most of your calories come from lean protein and some bastable's and a little bit of fruits as well as healthy fats like planned or fish-based fat. Read more...

Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Yes. The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. Read more...

I've been on a very low calorie diet for the past 10 days (been busy + have just forgotten food) will I put on weight if I start to eat normal again?

Maybe. You may put on a few pounds as your body restores its glycogen. Make sure when you start eating again you drink plenty of water and eat healthy. Lean protein, lots of vegetables, small amount of whole grain and 1-2 fruits. Just don't go crazy with fast food or junk food. Read more...

Can a very low calorie diet allow you to maintain lean mass?

If moderate exercise. If one does some mild or moderate exercise, for 30-40 minutes, 3-4 times a week, she will likely stimulate his muscles enough to maintain them. On a "very low" calorie diet, she can get into trouble if the calories are too few (his body may break down muscle for fuel). Thus, "very low" calorie diets should be adjusted into "moderately low" calorie diets, which also have better long-term success. Read more...