When we eat we have to make sure we get the correct amounts of each
component. The government recommends a carbohydrate, fruit and vegetable
all make two thirds of our diets. The last thirds is made up of protein dairy
The energy requirements of a person differ depending on
these three factors:
⇒ Daily activity
When trying to assess how many calories you should be consuming, you
should always look at the side of food packets, as all the nutritional information
will be displayed.
For example, a man should be aiming for approximately 2600 kcal per day and
a women 2200kcal per day However complications can occur when you consume
to may calories than you burn or you consume less calories than you burn. This
can lead to either an overweight or underweight body.
The calories you consume must be consumed from all the nutrients mentioned
above, thus leading to a balanced diet.