Fast Five Quiz: Weight Loss

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD; Evelyn S. Marienberg, MD


November 08, 2022

Caloric restriction can be a healthy dietary strategy for patients who may benefit from weight loss. According to AHA/ACC/TOS guidelines, various dietary approaches can produce weight loss. A diet to achieve reduced calorie intake can be prescribed for patients with obesity or who are overweight and would benefit from weight loss as part of a comprehensive lifestyle intervention. Although weight loss strategies should be tailored to the individual, the following are generally recommended:

  • A 1200-1500 kcal/d diet for women

  • A 1500-1800 kcal/d diet for men

  • A 500-750 kcal/d energy deficit

  • An evidence-based diet that restricts certain food types in order to create an energy deficit via reduced food intake

Learn more about weight loss strategies.


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