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07 Jan 2005

calorie count + MBI for DOC
Hi Diet Doc, I saw someone asked about calorie count... I tried to read about it but most food packages only contain certain info - like kiljules, protein, fats and so on.... If i want to make sure i dont go over my calorie count how do i go about doing it? I dont have any special gadgets that measure the amounts of calouries i take per meal or so - if you could give me a quick and easy way to check without doing any form of calculations everytime i eat, that might put me off or i will get gatvol doing so but then again it is good self discipline to check that way to get a good self discipline!!! Ag maybe i am just lazy!!!! Oh yest i am 23 and am 1.65 tall so could you work out my MBI as i am currently in the 64 weight catagory, is that right although i feel more comfy weighing 58 - which lasted 3 weeks!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Jolly
Unfortunately you will have to change over to the metric system, where kilojoules are used to measured energy (4.2 kJ = 1 cal). In these metric terms you would require 2200 x 4.2 = 9240 kJ per day if you are not try to lose weight and if you are female as I presume. To lose weight you would need to reduce your energy intake to about 1700 or 1500 cal, which translates to 7140 kJ or 6300 kJ per day. Now you just need to add up the kJs you obtain from the various foods. Your present BMI = 22,4, which is ideal for your height, so you don't really need to lose more weight. At your BMI = 21, which is starting to be on the low side.
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