Example Recommended Calorie Intakes for Weight Reduction by Body Weight and Body Mass Indexa

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Body Weight

Energy Intake BMI (kg/mb)b Ranges (Kcal/d)

170-199 77-90

200-249 90-113

250-299 113-136

300-349 136-158

1000-1200 1200-1500 1500-1800 1800-2000 2000

a Table adapted from references 8, 25. b BMI was calculated assuming a height of 5'8".

The optimal macronutrient (fat/protein/carbohydrate) distribution for weight reduction has not been resolved but is currently a matter of active debate (26). In recognition of the high caloric density of dietary fat and its relatively low satiety value compared to isocaloric amounts of carbohydrate and protein, a low-fat diet has been most typically employed for WR in diabetes, as well as in the general OW/OB population. However, the recent success of high-protein/high-fat/low-carbohydrate diets for WR has called this conventional approach into question.

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