What is the hypocaloric diet?
The hypocaloric diet is characterized as a low-calorie diet or dietary regimen. That is, it consists of applying a daily calorie restriction or reducing the intake of food that provides calories. It includes the essential nutritional requirements for the proper functioning of the body but in the right measure, adapted to your age, weight, height, lifestyle and medical history.
The hypocaloric diet is the most appropriate diet to combat overweight and obesity.
Why is it done?
It is the most appropriate diet to combat overweight and obesity and, therefore, it is a diet to lose weight that is also necessary in the control of some diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol or hypertension.
What does it consist of?
The hypocaloric diet controls and eliminates from the diet those foods that are fattening and do not provide nutritional interest (such as sugars and fats), designing a food plan in the proportion and quantity appropriate to the patient’s profile. In this diet, there are normally five daily intakes but with lower amounts than usual. On the other hand, certain ways of cooking are avoided (especially fried food, in favor of boiled or grilled food), the consumption of at least two liters of water per day is encouraged, and physical exercise is promoted.
Preparation for the hypocaloric diet
Before starting the hypocaloric diet it is important to contact a specialist in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Care after the procedure
After finishing a hypocaloric diet it is important not to return to the bad eating habits that caused the weight gain.