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Popular calorie diets

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There are some popular calorie diets , which women choose to reach the desirable weight. Let's review each of them.


1000 calorie diet

Calorie diets1000 calorie diet is supposed to be a low calorie diet . It can be used as a starter diet. After one week of 1000 calorie diet it is recommended to come back to not such severe one. As this will protect your metabolism to slow down and conserve fats.

To get an idea of 1000 calories per day, here is the menu sample:

Breakfast: banana sandwich made with two slices of whole meal bread and a glass of orange juice.

Morning snack: 100g low fat yoghourt.

For lunch it could be one whole meal roll with tuna and mixed lettuce salad.

Snack: 1 bag of lower fat crisps.

Dinner: roast chicken breast, potatoes mashed with 30 ml semi skimmed milk, steamed vegetables.

For the evening you could try 1 low calorie chocolate drink made with water. Drinks per day should be with no sugar: water, tea, coffee.


1200 calorie diet

For those who think 1000 calorie diet does not work, try 1200 calorie diet. Nutrition specialists think that using 1200 calories a day seems to be nutritious and is a base of most developed meal plans. It is important to stress the balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in such diet . It is suppose to be 55% of carbohydrates, 15% of protein and 30% of fat. As an example of 1200 calories diet could be: 6 ounces lean meat, 5 servings bread or starch, 3 servings fruit, 4 or more serving vegetables, 2 servings low fat dairy, 3 servings fat. Accordingly a serving of bread is equal to 1 slice of it or ½ bagel or ½ muffin. Speaking about serving of fruit, it could be 1 medium apple, banana or orange or ½ cup berries or cubed melon. A serving for vegetables means 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables or ½ cup of other vegetables. A serving for dairy is 1 cup of milk or yoghourt or 1 ounce of cheese.


1500 calorie diet

If you want to slim without strongly restricting your daily menu, choose 1500 calorie diet. This means that you can enjoy the beginning of new day with a toast(with 1 table spoon of butter and 2 table spoons of honey or jam) and 1 cup skim milk. As a snack it may be 1 serving fruit. Lunch can consist of  salad bar, 1 table spoon of beans, 2 table spoons of light dressing and one cup of skimmed milk. If you feel hunger in a while, eat 8 ounces of fat free yoghourt. Your dinner can be 3 ounces of seasoned chicken breast., 1 baked potato topped with 2 table spoons butter and 1 table spoon sour cream, also 1 cup deep green salad with 2 table spoons light ranch dressing, for the desert you can taste ½ cup of fat-free ready made pudding.


The negative calorie diet

The last thing to discuss is so called negative calorie diet. This is a non scientifically proved theory that some food has negative calorie effect. In other words such food take up more energy to digest then the calories that are in them. In such way speed of your metabolism increases and you start losing your way. Individuals who believe negative diet really works, recommend to eat such food as broccoli, asparagus, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, clams, chile peppers, spinach, turnip, cranberries, apples, oranges, lettuce, grapefruit, pineapples, strawberries, onions. One more thing – these products are eaten in their natural state, no cooking or adding butter. Individuals against this diet state that it has no scientific proof what makes it more theoretical than practical. Also it could be very difficult to stick to it for those who are not vegetarians, because negative calorie diet lies mainly on fruits and vegetables bases.


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