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The Main Difference Between Low Calorie Diets And Fasting

By Edited Jun 18, 2015 1 2

What exactly is the difference between fasting and a low calorie diet?

A low-calorie diet is based on eating a very low restriction of calories. A low-calorie diet has a different definition for everyone. Some would say that a 700 calorie diet is considered low calorie while another person would say that 1500 calories was a low calorie diet. A low-calorie diet just been eating under the calorie count that is required in order for your body to function each day known as BMR (basal metabolic rate).

It's very typical of a low-calorie diet to incorporate very little fat. The problem with low-calorie diets is that the dieter is constantly feeling deprivation. So once they do, for that low-calorie daily allowance they end up binging and gain back any of the weight they had lost plus extra.

Fasting and starvation are not the same thing. Fasting diets are different from a low-calorie diet in which the dieter doesn't mean at all. Fasting usually requires restraining from all food and drink except for water for short period of time. Although some people have tried fasting for as much as 30 days or more. Fasting is used as a way to internally cleanse out the body and helps remove toxins and waste products from your cell and join. Some would say that fasting makes them appear younger and healthier and can also has benefits for your skin. Fasting has been shown to enhance your body's metabolism rate. But you should also know that fasting is not contribute to real weight loss. Just as starvation will not help you lose weight, neither will fasting. People don't seem to realize that the pounds that are lost during a fast or starvation are quickly gaining as soon as you return to eating. Many also forget that the initial weight loss when starting any diet program is not any fat at all but it is water weight.

People who go on a regular fast naturally and normally day to day. They get all the necessary nutrients from their everyday diet and only use fasting as a way to cleanse their body and detoxify.

On the other hand a low-calorie diet is starvation. The average person needs 2000 calories a day in order to keep them young and healthy and anything lower than a means to nutrient deficiency and even eating disorder. Many of the fad diet and even a low-calorie diets can play games with your metabolism and causing it to not function properly. Some people have damaged the metabolism enough to the point where even when they eat less they still gain weight.

Neither of these plans are ideal for eating healthy to lose weight. It is advised to just eat normally and naturally, meaning to have small portions that are reasonable and to only eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full; not stuffed.



Jan 22, 2010 1:10pm
Your body needs food and nourishment...it just needs the right foods in the right amounts, without overeating to lose weight.
Jun 6, 2010 1:41pm
I don't believe in starving yourself to lose weight you body needs vitamins from the food but eat less calories
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