low-calorie diet


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low-cal·o·rie di·et

a diet of 1,200 or fewer calories per day.
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low-cal·o·rie di·et

(lō-kalŏr-ē dīĕt)
Dietary regimen of 1,200 or fewer calories per day.
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Ciara, from Tralee in Co Kerry, said: "Diabetics and people on very, very low-calorie diets can trigger false positives on breathalyser tests.
The researchers observed that participants on a low-carbohydrate diet produced more glucose from lactate or amino acids than those on a low-calorie diet.
Reaction time for those on the low-carb diet was slower and their visuospatial memory was not as good as those on the low-calorie diet.
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However, patients who received bariatric surgery or who followed a very low-calorie diet lost significantly more weight than GOP patients.
Our low-calorie diet was designed as something that people would be able to do in real life.
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When 277 morbidly obese people were put on a low-calorie diet for three months and followed up after a year, rapid early weight loss led to better long-term weight loss than for those using slower diets.
The success of this diet in people with diabetes was probably down to the fact a vegan diet tends to be low in calories and some were specifically low in fat - a non-vegan low-calorie diet might work just as well to have the same effect."