low-caloric diet

low-caloric diet

a diet that is prescribed to limit calorie intake, usually to cause a reduction in body weight. Such diets may be designated as very low-calorie, 1000 calorie, or other specific numbers of calories. Exchange lists may be used to allow the patient to select preferred foods from groups of foods categorized as carbohydrate, meat and meat substitutes, and fat.
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When Israeli researchers put two groups of obese patients on equally low-caloric diets, the group allowed to have a small sweet after a big breakfast.