Home > Diet and nutrition > How to lose weight sensibly Updated 10 January 2020 What about very low-energy diets? Very low-energy diets contain as little as 500 calories or 2 100 kJ per day. Such diets are not recommended for everyday use (see ‘Starvation or Very-Low-Energy Diets’). 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Very low-energy diets contain as little as 500 calories or 2 100 kJ per day. Such diets are not recommended for everyday use (see ‘Starvation or Very-Low-Energy Diets’). NEXT ON HEALTH24X 7 healthy swaps for everyday foods and drinks 2020-01-15 14:15 More: Diet and nutritionHow to lose weight sensibly advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.