1500 Calorie Diet Plan – What Is It And What Are Its Benefits? April 7, 2015

As far as diets are concerned, well, there are numerous; with each claiming to be better than the rest. But what about this diet? It actually works! 1500 calories, 4 days – this is the new kid on the block for diets. Try it and see the scale move to that magical figure.

What Does 1500 Calorie Diet Plan Involve?

As the name suggests, the 1500-calorie diet plan is a carefully designed diet that targets those hidden pockets of fat you’ve been accumulating gradually. It involves no rocket science, just simple logic. The logic is that if one cannot eat less, one can always cut off sources of calorie intake, while eating the same quantity as you are used to. Once the body is starved of calories, it taps into the layers of fat already stored in the body, burning them. In case you don’t know how many calories you require a day, multiply your body weight by 12. I can say confidently that most of us, including me, consume way more than that magic number! This plan, if combined with a moderate exercise regimen, can easily be part of the ‘military diet’.

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Is This Diet Plan For You?

If you fall into one or more of these categories, chances are that the 1500-calorie plan will work for you:

  • You have a sedentary lifestyle
  • You have a slow metabolism
  • You have a condition that makes you gain weight
  • You are obese and want to kill yourself!

Okay, the last one was a joke… but this diet plan is something that works without you having to starve yourself for days at end. However, women going through pregnancy and lactation and people suffering from malnutrition and anaemia should not adopt this diet plan.

The 1500 Calorie Indian Diet Plan:

As simple and straightforward as its name, the 1500 calorie diet plan has no hidden agendas. No limiting clauses for food types, no disgusting vegetable “health” drinks, no extra-long exercise sessions. It is simply the no-frills diet plan. Although the World Wide Web is replete with day-by-day and meal-by-meal plans, the basic guidelines remain the same. Perhaps you would have noticed that by now.

  • You DO NOT skip any meal (I like this diet already!)
  • You eat healthy fruits and light cereals for breakfast
  • Your lunch must not be a huge affair, it can include light sandwiches and/or salads
  • All meats must be restricted to dinner
  • Your dinner may include soups
  • You can have light helpings of fresh fruit or yogurt to intermingle with your meals

So, you see, this diet plan makes plenty of room for non-small meals and does not make tough demands on your palate. The key is lower calories rather than smaller meals. Within a week you will begin to feel a difference in the way you look at yourself. With shrinking weight waist size; your once lost confidence will spring back and as will your self-image.

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Beware Of Pitfalls:

As you take up the diet, there are some precautions to keep in mind. First, the body’s BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate must always be more then the calorie intake. The BMR is roughly 10 times your body weight. Failing to do so can actually lead to health issues like anaemia. Also certain type of foods must be avoided for the duration of this diet: oil, butter, potatoes and other starchy vegetables, coffee, and bread. If you notice, the diet asks you to eliminate all complex sugars and carbs. Men undergoing this diet plan need to be careful as they may start losing too much weight suddenly, this can spell disaster.

All in all, the 1500-calorie diet plan spanning over about a week can do wonders for your body and mind. It can prove to be an effective way to detox and de-stress. People all over the world have been challenging themselves and winning. It’s now your turn to win the challenge and claim a better shape.

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So, are you ready yet? Go ahead, look at the mirror, get the weighing machine, calculate your calorie need and BMR, off you go!

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