Dietary balances

Dietary balances

How to calculate BMI (body mass index):

BMI = Weight (kg)/ Height (m²)

BMI between 25 and 29.9 is called overweight

BMI greater than 30 is called obese.

Calories per 100 grams of different foods:

Food Calories value per 100 grams
Apples 64
Beef (average) 268
Bread (white) 268
Butter 733
Carrots 45
Cashew nuts 609
Chocolate 570
Corn 372
Lamb (average) 230
Milk 69
Oranges 50
Pork, ham 340
Potatoes 85
Spinach 25
Strawberries 41
Tomatoes 23
Tuna, canned 194
Walnuts, English 702

Energy expenditure during different type of activity for a 70-kilogram man.

Form of activity Calories per hour
Sleeping 65
Awake lying still 77
Sitting at rest 100
Standing relaxed 105
Dressing and undressing 118
Typewriting rapidly 140
Walking slowly (2.6 miles per hour) 200
Carpentry, metalworking, 240
Sawing wood 480
Swimming 500
Running (5.3 miles per hour) 570
Walking upstairs rapidly 1100

from: Medical Physiology, Eleventh edition, Guyton & Hall

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