As a very basic guide, daily calories under 1600 will suit a smaller-framed woman looking to lose weight. 1600 Calories and above will suit men.
Sample Meal Plans from Popular Diets
These meal plans are a selection of extracts from a number of popular diets. To obtain further plans you will need to purchase the book.
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- Bosy-Westphal, A., Eichhorn, C., Kutzner, D., Illner, K., Heller, M., & Mller, M. J. (2003). The age-related decline in resting energy expenditure in humans is due to the loss of fat-free mass and to alterations in its metabolically active components. The Journal of nutrition, 133(7), 2356-2362. Link
- Hession, M., Rolland, C., Kulkarni, U., Wise, A., & Broom, J. (2009). Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of low-carbohydrate vs. low-fat/low-calorie diets in the management of obesity and its comorbidities. Obesity reviews, 10(1), 36-50. Link
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