Tag: calories

How many calories should we eat daily?

How many calories should we eat daily? I have always assumed that consuming 2000 calories daily is fine for the average person. A few years ago when restaurants were by law required to include calorie counts on the food they sell, things go scary.   That salad you thought was healthy may have been 1400 calories.  That milkshake and burger over 2000. A calorie is a measure of energy.  Women under normal circumstances require fewer calories than men with 1600-2400 daily calories being needed. Men can range from 2000-3000 calories daily. Imagine you found out that your three slices of pizza Read More »

Do you need three meals a day? Maybe you need to do the math.

Do you need three meals a day? Maybe you need to do the math. The idea of breakfast, lunch, and dinner evolved out of the industrial age.  Prior to that, people would have to farm or kill their meals which sometimes were not regularly available.  Our bodies as well as those of other animals have evolved to deal with fasting if the food was unavailable and then gorging when it was available.   We are not the only mammals who do this as I witnessed during our recent safari trip to Africa. I recent blog post asks us if we really Read More »