If you’ve been indulging yourself in high-calorie meals, then it’s time for you to shift into a diet with fewer calories in it. The calorie is basically a measure of the amount of energy that you can get from the food you are eating. Basically 1 food calorie is equal to 1,000 calories of energy available through cellular respiration. Your daily calorie need depends on your total state of health. If you are thin and underweight, then you will need more calories that you spend. On the other hand, if you are overweight or obese, then you should maintain a negative balance of calories. Meaning, you should take less amount of calories than you use.
In general, your calorie need decreases as you get older due to lesser physical activities. So if you seriously want to reduce weight, then you should start reducing your daily calorie intake. However, some problems have been related to ultra-low-calorie diets due to its unwanted effects such as nausea and fatigue. Most diets that require a very low calorie intake should be done under the direct supervision of a licensed medical practitioner.
On the other hand, here is an extremely strict diet that requires a maximum of 500-calorie intake daily. This might sound a little too dangerous, but this diet, also termed as the hCG diet technology, is proven safe and effective. The diet is done with low-level doses of hCG hormones daily. These hormones are responsible in shedding of the excess weight from your body. And it programs the brain to utilize an average of 2,000 calories from your fat deposits in order to compensate for the calories that you can’t get from the food that you eat. It’s very safe and effective and most dieters who have been into this program would testify to this fact.