Saturday, 30 November 2013

Very Low Calorie Diet: A Better Option to Lose Weight.

Very low calorie diet (VLCD) is a type of diet designed to help obese people lose weight effectively. The diet contains approximately 800 kcal (3300kJ) per day. When used under medical supervision, very low calorie diets are able to induce rapid weight loss.

VLCDs are nutritionally complete meals. They contain all the essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and minerals. They may not contain carbohydrates, which is the main source of  energy in normal meals.