Our expert says:
According to the latest edition of the SA Food Tables, mageu contains 159 kJ per 100 ml. So if you drink a 300 ml glass, you will be ingesting 537 kJ which represents 8,5% of your daily energy requirement of 6300 kJ/day (energy requirement for an adult woman who wants to lose weight). This is not excessive, but as soon as you start having more than 1 glass of mageu, the kJ will start piling up and increase your energy intake to a level that exceeds 6300 kJ. If you are at the same time eating high-fat foods like chocolate and chips for 2 days out of 7, then your weekend binges may well counteract all the good work you do during the week! I would recommend that you cut out the chocolates and chips and have half a glass of mageu on Saturdays and half a glass on Sundays as your 'treat'. This should help you to lose weight.
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