What is the average calorie intake for men?

The average man needs to consume around 2500 calories in order to maintain his weight. However, this number is not set in stone. The following factors determine calorie intake for men: His age – younger men tend to require more calories. As we get older, our metabolism slows down and we therefore require fewer calories. His…

How to lose 100 pounds

In its simplest form, weight loss comes down to a short equation: calories in – calories out. A calorie is a unit of energy. ‘Calories in’ represents the energy that you introduce into your body via the food that you eat. ‘Calories out’ represents the energy that you burn naturally throughout the day, and when…

1800 calorie diet plan

When you consume fewer calories than you burn (a calorie deficit), your fat stores are utilized as a source of energy; this in turn helps you lose weight. If you consume the same number of calories as you burn, you will maintain your current weight. You will generally follow an 1800 calorie diet plan if…

Are lentils fattening or good for weight loss?

Lentils are a legume (a pulse to be exact) similar to beans, and come in different varieties including French green, petite estoria & black beluga, each with their own colour. They are a rich source of many vitamins, minerals and nutrients (such as B vitamins, manganese and phosphorus), making them great for your heart health, improving…

Is guacamole good for you?

Guacamole is a Mexican dip that is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados and sea salt in a mortar and pestle. In most cases, other ingredients such as lime juice, garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers and cilantro are added. It is usually eaten with tortilla chips but can be also be used as a topping for salads…

Are beans fattening or good for weight loss?

There are many different types of beans, including adzuki, kidney, pinto, mung and black turtle, each with their own unique colour and flavour. Beans are a nutritionally rich & versatile food and are enjoyed all around the world. You may be wondering whether you should be eating them when you are trying to manage your…

Are sunflower seeds fattening or good for weight loss?

Sunflower seeds are a source of many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and selenium. These are important nutrients for the body and because of this, sunflower seeds bring with them many health benefits. Some notable ones are improved heart health, cancer prevention, supporting thyroid function, balancing blood sugar levels and better…

63 foods that are abundant in phosphorus

The importance of phosphorus is often overlooked in favour of minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium, but it really shouldn’t be. Here are 63 foods that are abundant in phosphorus.

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How many calories should you eat a day?

The number of calories that a person should eat per day will depend on their age, gender, height, weight, how active they are and what their overall goal is. As you can imagine, this means that calorie requirements can vary greatly from person to person. With that being said, the overall thinking behind calorie consumption…

How much weight can you lose in a month?

A large number of factors come into play when determining how much weight an individual will lose over a given period of time, so it is difficult to pinpoint the exact amount of weight that a person would lose in a month. This number can vary from a few pounds to 10+ pounds, because weight…