# My mom think 600-700 calories is a normal sized meal. Is it? Or, is that too much?

Like my mom is always worrying about people eating too little. She thinks no meal should be below 600 calories, 500 at the VERY least. She acts this way whether we're eating a healthy meal, or a not so healthy meal. For example, on a not so healthy day if I were to make one of those frozen tv dinners for like 300 calories, she'd say "300 isn't enough, you should eat 2 of them." (But, seriously 2 of those dinners is like an abnormal amount right?) Or, another example would be a healthier meal. Like if she'd make chicken breast, peas, and baked potatoes, she's make everyone have 2 potatoes because "potatoes are healthy" and "that's not a lot of food". It's the same when we eat out (which is rare.) she refuses to order anyone smaller because the largest are "only 200-300 calories more". Like is this a crazy amount of food or what? by the way I'm not anorexic or under weight, I just think this is a crazy amount of food for one meal.

• 600-700 calories is completely normal for a meal, and it's not too much.
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• 600-700 calories per meal is about what I eat, and not too much.
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• 600-700 calories is a lot for a meal!
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• A meal should always be less than 500 calories.
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• 600-700 calories would still be considered a small meal.
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• 300 calories for a meal is wayyy too small. Your moms right and 600-700 is more normal.
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• I think women are suppose to eat less than 2000 calories a day. A woman is suppose to eat around 1200-1500 calories a day. By eating that amount she is putting strain on her liver, vascular system, pancreas, and digestive tract. Even if she is only eating 12-1500 calories a day. That means she is eating 2 BIG meals a day. However, metabolism and lifestyle need to be taken into consideration. I eat around 8000 calories a day, because I weigh 250lbs, and exercise 5 days a week. People who also have jobs that require constant vigorous thinking will burn more calories a day, because their brain is working harder. 50-60% of the glucose you ingest is used simply to keep your brain functioning, which is a lot.

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• No. A woman is supposed to eat 2,000 calories a day. A man 2,500.

The amounts you are talking is for weight loss.

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• Well no, I didn't fly off the handle. It's just fact. If you google it, it will confirm what I said.

Not debating different people and lifestyles need different amounts. Just saying that comments like can lead to girls reading through here and going OMG IM A PIG and getting eating disorders. Your very first sentence was incorrect.

Sorry if I don't want the next question to be "I listened to howzit2015's opinion and now I have anorexic, help please?"

• @Hidden_P omg, you are clearly over exaggerating. Based on the W. H. O. it is suppose to be 1900 calories, WHICH IS under 2000! I meant to put a question mark in the second statement, because I was postulating. Now go direct your ire, and acrimonious behaviour elsewhere.