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Low Calorie Diet

Eat Healthy, but also Eat Less

This is one of the most powerful health messages you'll ever hear. It has also proven to be one of the most unpopular.

It conveys a truth that was first recorded by the ancient Greeks, and was first verified in mammal studies more than eighty years ago. The message is this: So long as you don't malnourish yourself - the less you eat, the longer you'll live and the healthier you'll be.

And when it comes to hypertension, practioners of what's commonly refered to as "Calorie Restriction" typically have blood pressure of around 100/70.

A proper Calorie Restriction diet is too difficult to follow for most people and its benefits are so misunderstood by society that it's hard to get the social support such a regimen needs. There are, however, some Intermittent Fasting strategies (e.g. The 5:2 Diet) that are much more manageable. Also, a real effort to eat only fresh fruits and vegetables will significantly reduce calorie intake for most people.

But if you take nothing else away from this article, take this: We need to eat healthy, but also eat less.



Calorie restriction lowers heart risk

Calorie restriction lowers heart risk

...benefit can clearly be derived by maintaining a healthy body weight, and that is not an unrealistic goal.
Calorie restriction for extended life-span in rats

Calorie restriction for extended life-span in rats

McCay's research paved the way for tens of thousands of studies into caloric restriction in a variety of organisms, including humans.