BBC – Food – Occasions : 800 calorie diet

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  1. Let’s be honest, losing weight is difficult, so it’s important to keep in mind why you’re doing it. In the first couple of days you might feel tired, dizzy, irritable and listless and find it difficult to concentrate. These symptoms will get better. Be sure to drink plenty of water.

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  2. Drinking plenty of water or other healthy calorie-free fluid can reduce these side effects and help you avoid misinterpreting thirst as hunger. Aim for 3 litres/51/4 pints water spread out throughout the day; it doesn’t matter if it’s bottled, tap, still or fizzy.

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You can have 150ml milk and an apple or other 50-calorie snack on each diet day. It is also recommended you take a multi-vitamin and a fibre supplement.

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