We are all looking for a healthy diet to prevent health problems that can be reflected in malnutrition or obesity; both bring negative effects in the body. To prevent these problems, many people undergo a strict diet that eliminates them calories of your diet. Calories, however, are something that we need; that's why we tell you how many calories you should eat based on your age.
As the World Health Organization"Caloric intake must be weighed against caloric expenditure.In order to prevent unhealthy weight gain, fats must not exceed 30% of total caloric intake." That is, the consumption of calories depends on the individual activities of the person, such as a sitting lifestyle or performing physical activities (exercise).
And regarding the rest of the nutrients, the Age is fundamental to determine how much calories eat a day. The following table shows the calorie requirement for girls, boys, women and men:
courtesy: General practitioner
As you may have noticed, it is for people who are moderately active; But we know that often the lack of time prevents us from living an active life, so we become sedentary.
If that is the case, you do not have to worry because the IMSS is at your disposal Calorie Calculator in which it helps in calculating the data when entering your data calories daily that your body needs. You just have to indicate Age, height, sex, weight and activity level.
The recommendation is to take care not to exceed the food you eat calories what your body needs. For example, half a cup of cooked white rice gives 70 kilocalories, just like a corn tortilla.
Some of the fruits contain few calories, according to the profeco They are yellow peach, grapefruit, banana, pineapple and grapes, among others.
Vegetables, chard, broccoli, cabbage, jicama, nopal and verdolagas are the least calories they contribute
For processed foods you can check the label and the calories.