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A diet low in calories with minimal or no empty calories usually with specially designed weight loss supplements or meal replacements used for the purpose of losing weight. If the calories are down to 800 calories, it is called Very low calorie diet and if the calories are down to about 1000 calories are more, it is called low calorie diet or LCD.

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  • A Very Low Calorie Diet also called VLCD of 800 calories or Low Calorie Diet or LCD diet of 1000 or more calories.
  • Physical activity or exercise in combination with number 1. Although exercise is important, if you just exercise without calorie restricted diet, you may not succeed in losing weight due to the appetite stimulating effect of exercise.

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Low Calorie Diet

A usual LCD may provide as few as 1000-1400 calories.

  • 1,000–1,200 calories/day for a woman
  • 1,200–1,600 calories/day for a man

The number of calories may be modified based on your age, heaviness, and your physical activity levels.

Meal replacements and Low Calorie Diet

An LCD diet may have some meal replacements or regular foods.

Amount of weight loss with LCD diet

A VLCD may permit you to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week.

Side effects of [[losing weight

Gallstones, which often evolve in persons who are obese, particularly women, may be even more routinely evolved throughout rapid weight loss. Some medicines can prevent gallstones from forming throughout fast weight loss.

Prevention of weight regain

For any weight loss program to succeed, you will need to change the underlying causes of weight gain and have a long term partnership with a weight loss physician.


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