Almost everyone knows the best way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than he or she burns every day; however, restricting calories by too many can lead to adverse health conditions such as a slow metabolism, fatigue, malnutrition, yo-yo dieting syndrome and gallstones.
The 1,000 calorie diet plan is based on the premise that a person can lose weight fast in a short amount of time, but instant gratification does not necessarily mean the extra pounds lost quickly will remain off permanently. Those who drop pounds rapidly usually gain them back just as quickly.
In general, most health professionals recommend dieters eat at least 1,200 calories every day and lose no more than one to two pounds a week, yet many people still want to drop extra pounds fast.
1,000 Calorie Diet Menu
Most people follow the 1,000 calorie diet plan for 3 to 7 days. Here’s a typical daily menu.
One sandwich with lean meat on whole wheat bread with a salad, small serving of fruit and one cup non-fat milk. The total calories are about 328
One cup of lettuce and one half cup of beans with one flour tortilla and one slice of low-fat mozzarella cheese along with 1/3 cup brown rice. The total calories are about 326.
Some versions of the 1,000 calorie diet plan call for smaller serving sizes of the three main meals along with two small snacks like 50 calories of cottage cheese or fruit.
It’s important that dieters check the packages of the food eaten for caloric information. There’s an online calorie counter at a calorie counter for fruits and vegetables. Dieters also need to be sure to drink plenty of water. Other zero-calorie drinks are optional.
Healthy Weight Loss
Most health experts recommend that most dieters eat at least 1,200 calories a day and lose no more than one to two pounds a week. In some cases, people who are obese and suffer from life-threatening obesity related illnesses can consume fewer than 1,200 calories a day and lose more than two pounds a week as long as they’re under the supervision of a doctor.
The 1,000 calorie diet is a crash diet and it’s not recommended for safe, healthy and permanent weight loss.
The best way to lose weight is to talk with a doctor first about diet and behavioral changes for long-term weight loss success.
“Low-Calorie Diets: Are They Safe for Weight Loss?” WebMD.