Our expert says:
This is a term used to describe a diet which has a specific energy content which is usually less than the individual would use if he/she is not trying to lose weight. For example adult women can ingest 2200 calories of energy a day to maintain their normal body weight, but if they want to lose weight, it is advisable for them to reduce their energy intake by about 500 cal to 1700 cal a day. The lower energy diet would be regarded as an energy controlled diet.
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