CiCo Diet Could Lead to Unhealthy Weight Loss: Experts

CiCo Diet Could Lead to Unhealthy Weight Loss: Experts

Calories In Calorie Out (CiCo) diet has been gaining popularity on social media platform Reddit but health experts suggest that counting just calories would lead to unhealthy weight loss. CiCo diet works on a simply principle of reducing calorie intake and increasing calorie spending. Many diets in the past have suggested similar solution for controlling weight but this could lead to nutritional deficiency. Many users on Reddit have reported positive results by following CiCo diet.

Health experts suggest that just counting calories can even lead to people consuming unhealthy food items. It isn’t bad to keep your calorie intake in check but following calorie intake and cutting on certain foods items should follow nutritional value of foods items as well. Having a balanced diet is important for long term health.

A user commented on social media, “CICO will work regardless of what you’re eating. Junk food, healthy food, fancy food, cheap food. It doesn’t matter. CICO is essentially the only thing that matters when it comes to weight loss.” Such comments prompt many people to try new diet plans. Health experts advice caution in following such diets.

Even if someone reduces calorie count for a short period for shedding some extra weight, it should be done keeping in mind a balanced diet. Healthy meals with lower calorie count can help in keeping weight under check in long term. Instead of going in for crash-diet plans, people should focus on long-term weight management solutions.

Commenting on the new diet trend, Aisling Pigott-Jones, a spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association said, “If we simply look at calories in versus calories out, we forget about some of the complexities of weight loss, nutrition and our relationships with food.”

Nutrition expert, Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD and Health’s contributing nutrition editor told Yahoo News, “We now know that the quality of the calories you consume—as well as the macronutrient balance and timing—all impact metabolism, satiety, and how your body utilizes calories.”