The calorie diet is something that many people looking to lose weight will follow without even knowing it. Basically, because a calorie is defined as a unit of energy, and refers to the energy value of foods, reducing your caloric intake will help with weight loss. This is known as the calorie diet because by reducing calories you are reducing energy in, whilst simultaneously increasing energy out, which is done through exercise.
Why see a dietitian?
There are many reasons why a person would see a dietitian, with one of the biggest being for weight loss. People often make the mistake of following restrictive diets that allow weight loss in the short term. Unless a balanced approach is used keeping the weight off in the long term remains difficult.
How can a dietitian help?
This is where a dietitian can help by providing a personalised and balanced meal plan. A dietitian can determine your required intake for the day, based on numerous factors and any pre-existing medical conditions. Education will follow regarding how to maintain the daily caloric intake without following a monotonous, boring diet day in day out. Making appropriate food choices and knowing how to choose these foods are important when following the calorie diet as all foods will contribute to the daily calorie intake. Obviously, not everyone is going to like the same foods so making sure that people understand how to choose different sorts of healthy foods is important when following the calorie diet. As weight changes and food preferences are observed, a dietitian will help modify the caloric intake, appropriate for the level of weight loss.
Lose weight with a balanced and holistic approach
By gaining a better understanding of how to incorporate healthy food choices into your diet and by learning how to control the number of calories you consume each day, you will be well on your way to following the calorie diet. This will help you maintain a healthy weight.
Our dietitians provide healthy eating plans for weight control/obesity, malnutrition, eating disorders, diabetes, food intolerances, food allergies, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease, digestive disorders and fussy eaters. We see children and adults and provide customised meal plans based on your needs.
If you would like a personalised calorie diet contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dietitian and nutritionist.