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The Best Diet for Losing Weight

The best diet for weight loss should be a healthy and normal diet. It should contain all the major nutrients, fibre and so on. You should have three meals and a snack a day. In order for you to lose weight, you have to create a calories deficit which means burning up more energy than you consume as food.

Men need 1,500 to 1750 calories a day whereas women need 1,250 to 1,500 calories a day. This is a rough guide. For very overweight or very active people, they will be able to eat more than that but still lost weight, especially if activity levels are stepped up.

On good calorie counting diet, you will cut down on the high calorie foods such as cakes, pastries, desserts, fatty meats, sugar, mayonnaise, alcohol and so on. There is not point cutting down low calories food such as vegetables and fruits because these healthy foods that are important to your health do not save you enough calories to make a different. There is not need to cut out carbohydrate food such as bread, rice, potato and pasta either. These are healthy food. The only thing you need to do is cut down the portion size a bit.