Our expert says:
This type of a semi-starvation diet would initially result in weightloss, but as your body registers that it is being starved it will start conserving energy and shut down its weightloss systems. In addition a diet that only contains 650 kcal/day will not be balanced and you will probably develop nutrient deficiencies and serious food cravings. Instead of counting calories, you basically need to change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for at least 30 min a day.
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