What is calorie restriction diet plan?

March 25th, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

At Oprah Winfrey show, Dr. Oz discussed on how everyone can live past one hundred with vitality. He coined it as ‘extreme life extension’ when you push past the 100 year mark with ease and live with health and not disease. Among the audience, they had Joe who Dr. Oz believed could very well live to be 150 years old.

They showed how Joe who is 5’9” and weighs 130 pounds is so healthy. He consumes around 1950 calories each day. ALso showing how he eats a huge bowl of fruit and some walnuts for breakfast. He eats the peel of the apple, but not the whole apple. He weighs and measures his foods. He eats a huge bowl of salad that would look like it would feed a whole family. He weighed 175 pounds before he began 7 years ago. Doctors have told him that at age 51 he has the body of a 20 year old athlete. He eats about 80 percent of his diet with raw fruits and vegetables.

Starvation mode slows metabolism and can significantly slow or even stop weight loss.

Nutritionists recommend a weight loss of onehalf to two pounds per week by figuring how many calories it will take make a person loose weight and to maintain a stable weight. Freitick says calorie-counting doesn’t work for everyone, but calories do count when you want to lose weight. The calorie level a person need to shed pounds is based on gender, activity level and overall metabolism. A simplified, general rule is that women should not eat fewer than 1,500 calories a day; most men should eat at least 1,800 to promote weight loss.

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