Calorie Restricted Diets: The Pros And Cons

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A calorie restricted diet is any diet that reduces one’s calorie intake below their body’s maintenance calories.  Despite the fact that all successful fat loss diets require a reduction in  calorie intake, this protocol focuses on calories only and not the macronutrients consumed.

The main pros and cons of calorie restricted diet

Pros Of Calorie Restricted Diet

This is a very simple diet to follow. It’s nothing more than reducing the amount of calories you consume on a daily basis.  On my part, it was as simple as reducing my portion sizes at every meal.  In the beginning, your body will begin to drop body-fat as an attempt to balance out its energy expenditure, and it will continue to do so as long as you incorporate re-feeds into the diet.

Also, this diet allows you to continue eating carbohydrates so you’ll have an easier time retaining muscle during a calorie deficient state.

Cons Of Calorie Restricted Diet

If one doesn’t include a refeeding method into their calorie restricted diet, the body will eventually adjust to the diet by slowing down its energy expenditure.  Folks call this the body’s metabolism slowing down or a metabolic crash. They consider this to be a culprit of fat loss plateaus. I learned this the hard way during one of my contests preps when my weight loss came to a halting stop regardless of the fact I continued to lower my calories.  Another disadvantage to a calorie restricted diet is that some individuals will still feel hungry and unsatisfied after meals which could result in food binges.

4 Benefits Of Exercise

 Here are the top benefits of exercise which should hopefully make you realize that regular exercise is something that is very important.

1. Improves Mental Wellbeing

Exercise is good for reducing the bad effects of stress and getting rid of bad moods. It’s so easy for things to happen to trip you off in your daily life. A simple form of exercise such as taking a walk when you’re experiencing a bad feeling can greatly help with your emotions and thoughts. Getting up and being physically active releases various chemicals in the brain that may make you you feel much more relaxed and happier.

2. Increase Endurance

Exercise is a great natural way to increase your level of energy which will increase your level of productivity in your daily life. Exercise increases the efficiency of your cardiovascular system which will lead to more energy.

3. Boost Confidence and Drive

Keeping your body active will make you more motivated and help to keep your self-esteem high. Whenever you complete an exercise session you feel a sense of accomplishment which will increase your confidence and drive towards other things in life as well.

4. Improve Your Appearance

Exercise is actually one of the most important things for keeping your body looking healthy and beautiful. Exercise burn body fat, tones muscle groups and keep your skin looking healthy which are all factors that that’ll make you look attractive.

In Conclusion:

As you can see the benefits of exercise is too valuable to do without it. Getting exercise does not necessarily mean performing any special movements with special clothing on. You can incorporate exercise into your daily life. You just need to simply develop habits that’ll allow you to be more physically active everyday. Walking is a simple and great way to get exercise. As little as 30 minutes of exercise per day will have tremendous benefits.