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.Vote A
- 600-700 calories per meal is about what I eat, and not too much.Vote B
- 600-700 calories is a lot for a meal!Vote C
- A meal should always be less than 500 calories.Vote D
- 600-700 calories would still be considered a small meal.Vote E
- 300 calories for a meal is wayyy too small. Your moms right and 600-700 is more normal.Vote F
Most Helpful Guy
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.1
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Most Helpful Girl
350 for main courses, 100 for snacks. My schedule is 7:30 Breakfast/10:00 Snack/12:30 Lunch/15:00 Snack/17:30 Dinner/20:00 Snack. And I sleep around 10:30 since I wake up early can feel like shit during weekdays if I sleep less than 8 hours.
600 for one main course is too much. That makes 2100 if you eat thrice a day. A woman who is 60 kilos needs 24 * 60 =1440 calories a day (on average) for basal metabolism to maintain weight. If the woman is active, the calorie intake need may go up to 2500 calories (5 times a week intense cardio let's say).
If you simply not moving around, getting 2100 calories a day when you need 1440, it means you gain about 1 kilo each week.. Road to become overweight.
Also, the nutritional intake is important too but in my assumptions, I thought 600-700 contains high carbs and trans fat, which are the major causes of being overweight. I mean if you cook at home, even if you are a meat eater, there is no way your meal will be 700 calories, when you use quality but less oil, consume fat-free stuff, and processes food, and food including HFCS.0