Lose weight, keep it off and feel great! Part 3

Weight loss diets

Deciding the best way to lose weight can often be a little tricky – the basic premise of taking in less calories and burning more calories in the form of exercise holds true but there are a couple of caveats. The Department of Health recommends a calorie intake of 1940 calories per day for women and 2550 for men and there have been calls to increase these guidelines by another 400-500 calories. However these guidelines may be too high or people just do not follow them and eat too many calories considering the number of people that are overweight in the UK. The type of calories consumed can also have an impact on weight gain / loss, for example 1g of carbohydrate and 1g of protein both contain 4 calories, and 1g of fat contains 9 calories.

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