Beverly Hills Diet

High-fat diet

Restricted carbohydrate and protein

Drinking Man's Diet

Low-fat dieta

Restrict fat to <20% energy

Prescribed by dietitian Pritikin Diet

High-carbohydrate diet

Effectively low fat, may be high in fiber

F-Plan Diet

Low-carbohydrate diet

Limits carbohydrate to maximum <50 g daily

Yudkin Diet

Macronutrient choicea

Choice from lists of macronutrients to encourage intake of foods high in complex carbohydrates

No Counting Diet

Meal replacement

Liquid formula meals of about 1.7 MJ (400 kcal) to replace 1-2 meals daily


Fad diets

Varied; e.g., food combining diets that require macronutrients to be eaten separately and separated by time

Hay Diet

aDiets considered medically reasonable under defined circumstances.

aDiets considered medically reasonable under defined circumstances.

Table 2 Formula for estimating resting metabolic rate (RMR) for men and women. The energy expenditure over 24 h can be estimated by multiplying by a factor related to activity levels (1.3, sedentary; 1.5, moderate activity; 1.8, physically very active)

Age (years)

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