Most people when dieting concentrate on three main factors, their
- Calorie Intake
- Fat Intake
- And Carbohydrate Intake
Diet books usually focus on one or other of these three. Here at 'Fat Sandwiches' we believe the healthiest way is to monitor your intake of all three.
The UK department of Health estimate a daily calorific intake of 1940 for women and 2550 for men to remain fit and healthy. However, if you want to calculate your own exact recommended daily calorific intake just follow these easy to understand steps.
1. Firstly calculate your weight in kilograms using this simple conversion:
|1 stone = 14 lbs
||2.2lbs = 1 kg
2. Next do this simple sum:
Your weight (in kgs) x 24 = A
3. Dependent on your activity level A =
||A x 0.3 = B
||A x 0.5 = B
||A x 0.7 = B
A + B = Recommended daily calorie intake. Simple!
FAT, THE GUIDELINES!
When you read the ingredients on food packaging you buy in the shops 20g or more of fat per 100g is a lot of fat, 3g or less of fat per 100g is a little fat.
Recommended daily intake of fat is:
For more info check out the food
standards agency website
Carbohydrates are the energy supply for the body that are burnt up during exercise.
The recommended average daily intake is 300g per day dependent on how active you are.