A Guide to Learn the Calories
Consumed on your regular food intake
Calories- 20-30 kcal/kg body wt. The requirements will be more during higher activity pregnancy and in increased body metabolism during serious illness. The total calories should contact
Carbohydrates – 50-55%
Body Mass Index (BMI)
The BMI can be calculated easily from the following formula
“Obestiy” Corresponds To A Bmi Of 30 Or More
The table calculates this for you and provide body weight in kilograms, height in centimeters and its corresponding BMI
So what your body needs?
We are what we eat - No single food group can nourish the body with all the vital ingredients it requires, it is important that we consume a variety of healthy foods to derive the nutrition our body needs. The food should contain sufficient quantity of Carbohydrates (Cereals like rice, wheat, root vegetables, sugar and sweets) Moderate in Protein (legumes, pulses, egg, meat, milk and dairy products), low in Fats (Vegetable oil, ghee, nuts and oilseeds) rich in vitamins and minerals (green leafy vegetables, yellow – orange vegetables and fruits, fruit juices) good amount of Fibre (whole grains, legumes, leafy vegetable, fruits and vegetables with skin) and adequate amount of water.
Daily recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians*
The above mentioned recommended dietary allowances (Moderate level worker) is for men (5’4’’) and women (5’1’’) The diet requirement varies from person to person based on height, weight and occupation.
For personalized Diet recommendation, please consult your Dietician.