Calories

If we think of food as body fuel, then we can understand that the energy provided by food is measured in calories. According to the current standards, a male adult requires about 18 calories per day, per pound (40 calories per kg) of body weight. Women require about 16 calories per pound (35.5 calories per kg) of body weight, growing children and teenagers require about 20 calories per day, per pound (44.4 calories per kg) of body weight. An increase in caloric needs follows from exercise. For example, a 165-pound (74.3 kg) male may need 2,970 calories for a normal day's routine. However, if the same man engages in vigorous exercise throughout the day, caloric needs may double, up to 5,940 calories.

As an example, I will analyze Day 1 of the Fall/Winter diet plan I have outlined below to demonstrate that enough calories are available on The Sunfood Diet:

Menu Item

Calories:

2 young coconuts (spoon-meat & water)

= 800

8 oranges

= 1 000

3 avocados

= 1 350

1 large bowl of spinach

= 150

4 cucumbers

= 100

4 tomatoes

= 150

4 green onions

= 25

1 lemon

= 75

100 Weight Loss Tips

100 Weight Loss Tips

Make a plan If you want to lose weight, you need to make a plan for it. Planning involves setting your goals both short term and long term ones. With proper planning, you would be able to have an effective guide on the steps that you want to take, towards losing pounds of weight. Aside from that, it would also keep you motivated.

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