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Posted by: Ravi | 2011/12/02

Calorie counting

What is the best way to know how many calories youi consuming for the day

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Dear Ravi
Calorie counting is rather a complex endeavour and the modern approach to weightloss is to rather concentrate on reducing the total fat content of the diet. For every gram of fat you avoid, you will save 9 kcal. If you are determined to count your calories, then you need to keep a food diary to note down what foods you eat and what drinks you consume and how much of each food/drink you ingest per day. You can use the Calorie Counter on this Website by clicking on 'Diet & Nutrition' - the Calorie Counter is on the front page. Otherwise visit: www.sahealthinfo.co.za and then click on Nutrition. so that you can calculate your daily energy intake. Adult women and men who do not need to lose weight should ingest about 2000 kcal and 2500 kcal per day respectively. To lose weight both men and women should reduce their energy intake by 500 kcal/day (i.e. women 1500 kcal and men 2000 kcal/day).
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/12/02

Dear Ravi
Calorie counting is rather a complex endeavour and the modern approach to weightloss is to rather concentrate on reducing the total fat content of the diet. For every gram of fat you avoid, you will save 9 kcal. If you are determined to count your calories, then you need to keep a food diary to note down what foods you eat and what drinks you consume and how much of each food/drink you ingest per day. You can use the Calorie Counter on this Website by clicking on 'Diet & Nutrition' - the Calorie Counter is on the front page. Otherwise visit: www.sahealthinfo.co.za and then click on Nutrition. so that you can calculate your daily energy intake. Adult women and men who do not need to lose weight should ingest about 2000 kcal and 2500 kcal per day respectively. To lose weight both men and women should reduce their energy intake by 500 kcal/day (i.e. women 1500 kcal and men 2000 kcal/day).
Best regards
DietDoc

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