Weight gain has been associated with excessive consumption of fats, sugars, refined carbohydrates in general and alcohol consumption. Depression, stress or boredom can also contribute to weight gain. Low-calorie diets are called a balanced diet in weight. Because of their minimal negative effects, these types of diets are generally recommended by nutritionists.
In addition to limiting caloric intake, a balanced diet also regulates the consumption of macro-nutrients. Of the total number of daily calories assigned, it is recommended that 55% come from carbohydrates, 15% from proteins and 30% from fats with no more than 10% of the total fat of saturated forms. A recommended diet of 1,200 calories in the neighborhood of 660 calories from carbohydrates, 180 proteins, and 360 lipids