New diet trends pop up on our radars every now and then. I’m not going to lie, I’ve experienced my fair share of fad diets – Keto, Juicing, Atkins, Paleo – you know the drill. But, like most of you, I always find my way back to a healthy, balanced, and regular diet filled with calories, carbs, and nutrients.
So, imagine my horror when these “low-calorie diet” tips started popping up on my social media feed. The concept was too extreme for me. I know what you’re thinking, this can’t be safe, can it? It isn’t. Watch the video below to learn more about the dangers of low-calorie diets.
Intro to Low-Calorie Diets
The average woman needs to eat 2,000 calories daily to maintain her weight. The average man needs around 2,500 calories to stay on track. So far, this seems reasonable.
Low-calorie diet followers have a different opinion. Low-calorie diets can consist of anywhere between 800 to 1,500 calories a day. Low-calorie diet extremists sometimes bring daily caloric counts as low as 500 to 800 calories.
A Note from GR8NESS
Your body is its own unique temple, diets are never one-size fits all. If you’re interested in trying a low-calorie diet to boost your weight loss regimen, consult with your doctor. Low-calorie diets can be hazardous and should only be followed under close medical supervision.