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Is There Such A Thing As Too Many Calories?

Mar 3, 2008
You may have a question on how many calories you need everyday. In fact, there is no definite answer to this question. It will depend on various factors. For example, your age, nature of your work and physical activities will affect the amount of calories you need.

There are people who maintain that we should have a 2,000 calorie diet. However, you will just be starving yourself if you that. In fact, the number 2,000 does not really make sense since it does not take other factors such as your age and nature of work, as discussed, into account.

Do you think you can live off with 2,000 calories intake if you are a very active person physically? In fact, you should think of the calories in terms of your health but not the number.

Of course you should not just eat without thinking of the calorie intake. If you are having 5,000 calorie then there can be a problem. However, it is true that some people may need to be more careful with the amount of calories. For instance, people who are on diet because of heart problems or sugar problems may need to really be careful about the calories. Otherwise taking a little bit more will not harm you, if you exercise regularly.

In fact, you should not only think of calorie intake, you need to consider various factors if you want to be healthy. 3,000 calories may not be bad for your health. However, if all the 3,000 calories are from fried food, then it may render problems. To this end you may totally understand that why only focusing on calorie intake does not make any sense!

On the other hand, if you are taking 2,000 calories from fruit or veggies, and the other 1,000 calories are from meat, then there may not be any problem. At the end of the day what you eat will really affect your health. So, eating something good for you is more important than focusing on the notion of calorie intake.

As discussed, there can still be problem if you are having 5,000 calories a day. However, this will certainly depend on your live pattern. You should always consult your doctor if you really want to know how many calories you should have everyday. However, you have to always remember that you should consider the number, as well as the kind of food you eat.
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