Actress Kangana Ranaut is one of the few Indian actresses to be present at the Cannes Film Festival and according to her trainer Yogesh Bhateja, the actress lost 5 kilograms in just 10 days, to get into perfect shape for her red-carpet look.

The Mental Hai Kya actress who recently gained some weight for her role in ‘Panga’ is all determined to shine at the Cannes and has decided to go on a calorie-deficit diet besides rigorous workouts.

In a statement, Bhateja said, "Kangana was supposed to gain weight for 'Panga', so the calorie structure we followed was higher. So, suddenly it was not easy for any person to switch from a high-calorie diet to a calorie-deficit diet. Kangana worked out twice a day after an intense shoot for 'Panga' for 10-11 hours every day and lost 5 kilograms in just 10 days."

And if you are wondering what a calorie deficit diet is and how it contributes to losing weight, here is the detailed info.

What Is A Calorie Deficit Diet

Also known as energy deficit diet, a calorie deficit diet is all about eating fewer calories than you burn.

Our food is loaded with energy in the form of calories to perform bodily functions, but we tend to eat more calories than required by the body. These excessive calories get stored as fat.

If you are planning to get rid of extra fat and lose weight, you have to go on a calorie deficit diet that suits your body. Being on fewer calories will help in burning extra fat stored in thighs, belly, hips and in other parts of the body.

When you are on calorie deficit diet, the body burns stored fat as a source of energy leading to weight loss. According to studies, one would need a calorie deficit of 3500 calories per week to lose 0.45 grams of fat.

Given these numbers, one must go a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day to reach a total deficit of 3500 calories per week.

How To Create A Calorie Deficit Diet

Portion Control:

Eat little. Have a control on your portion size and choose foods that are very low on calories.

Stay Active:

Go for a walk, work in the garden or in kitchen and lead an active lifestyle.

Combine Diet And Exercise:

Being on calorie deficit diet alone won’t contribute to weight loss. Create a deficit of 250 calories by brisk walking for 60 minutes and to burn additional 250 calories.

What Are Low Calorie Foods:

Include lots of greens, apples, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, celery, onions, peppers, papaya, berries, tomatoes in your diet plan.

Eat raw or boiled vegetables but do not ever consume these foods fried or with carbs.

Avoid processed and packaged foods.

Is Calorie Deficit Diet Recommended For All?

While calorie deficit diet is harmless, it is not recommended for diabetics, pregnant and others with co-morbid conditions like heart disease, hormonal imbalances.

If you have any of these above-mentioned conditions, talk to your doctor before choosing calorie deficit diet.