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Daily calorie counting chart

Could you please send me the chart of Calorie?
(October 12, 2010)

Given the fact that obesity is currently a major concern all over the world, it is understandable to see health awareness becoming in increasingly important priority. Spreading the word and educating people on the various dangers of obesity is very important as a lot of people seem to be of the opinion that the condition only affects an individual’s aesthetic appeal. In fact, this is actually the least of a patient’s problems. Some of the more serious concerns include heart attacks, respiratory illnesses and blood pressure. Moreover, the amount of discomfort the individual is likely to experience when significantly weight will rob a huge amount of the quality of his or her life.

There are two main ways of controlling a person’s weight – consuming a proper nutritious diet and an adequate amount of exercise over the course of the day.  It is a combination of these two practices that will help you lose weight and keep in shape most effectively. Understanding the concept of calories is a very important part of any diet plan as some people that are unaware of the jargon used in health information sources seem to assume that calories are the primary causes of obesity. This is not entirely accurate as calories are a very important part of nutrition and are essentially the primary building blocks of the energy that the body creates. As a result, completely avoiding any caloric intake is going to make a person rather weak and unable to carry out some of his or her tasks over the course of the day. It is only when too many calories are consumed – significantly outweighing the number required by the body, that the body will convert these excess calories into fat cells and lead to obesity unless they are burned by adequate exercise. 

Because of the fact that obesity is such a major concern, there are a number of daily calorie charts available through sources such as the internet and your local bookstore. The daily calorie chart is primarily based on first understanding and calculating the number of calories that your body will require on a daily basis and then trimming your food consumption to meet those levels.  The daily calorie intake chart will also take into account the calorie counts of the foods you consume while a calorie calculator chart will help when you are looking to change around your dietary habits.

The most effective daily calorie charts are designed specifically to a persons needs as the generic ones will not really take into account the specific amount of physical work you do on a regular basis – but will generally assume that factor. However, having a daily calorie chart set up by a dietician will ensure that the diet plan is specifically designed for your lifestyle and the demands of your body – making sure that you consume enough foods to ensure your body is well equipped to deal with its demands while still ensuring that  you do not consume excessive amounts of food that will lead to obesity.

Submitted by S M on October 12, 2010 at 01:04


Your question does not indicate what kind of a calorie chart you are requesting. There is, however, a basic one which can be followed. A calorie chart would tell you what kind foods have what kinds of nutrients and subsequently, what kind of calories they each contain. This would then dictate your intake of all kinds of foods. It is important to remember that the calorie chart is based upon weight in terms of grams. For instance, 25 grams of carbohydrates contain about 100 calories. For a normal person, a minimum of 100 carbohydrates per day is required to function normally and keep the body running in perfect condition. The maximum amount of carbohydrates you would require would depend wholly upon what kind of lifestyle, work and general activity levels you have. Basically, the entire amount of food intake is determined by the kind of levels of activity and subsequent metabolism you have. For example, people who live a sedentary lifestyle will require considerably less calories than those who are active sports people or those who hold an outside job.

The daily calorific intake for an average healthy adult ranges between 1,700 to 2,500 calories per day. This amount of calorific intake must be equally distributed between all food groups in order to maintain optimum health. The food groups are carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and fats. For an average adult diet, you would need to consume 200 grams of carbohydrates (800 calories), about 100 grams of proteins (400 calories), 60 grams of fat (540), and unlimited vitamins and minerals. It is important to remember that there will be a small amount of calorific content in vitamins and minerals as well. Though this is negligible, it is in all likelihood enough to bring your average to about 2,000 calories. Now it is time to detail sources of each of the food groups.

  • Carbohydrates: richly found in grains, breads, rice, pasta and vegetables such as potatoes.
  • Proteins: richly found in all dairy products, lean meat, white meat, egg whites, yellow colored fruits and vegetables.
  • Fats: sugars, oils and processed foods.
  • Vitamins and minerals: are found in raw, uncooked and unprocessed fruits, vegetables, soy and all soy products. You can make a combination of all the food groups going by this chart and determine your calorie intake on a daily basis if you want. This kind of a chart also makes it extremely flexible for you to pick and choose what you want to eat and how much.

Submitted by M S on July 25, 2008 at 09:47


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