It is important to know what we are eating. It is also important to know what is the carbohydrate, fat and the protein content of the daily diet, and equally important is to know the mineral contents in the food we are eating. Not only the food should be low in calories but should have the right amount of carbohydrates, fat and protein. It should also have a full complement of minerals to make it a healthy and a nutritious diet.

The nutrition of food is measured in calories. It is basically the measure of energy in the food which we are to eat. Total calorie requirement of the individual can be worked out for their current weight to be maintained. This is done easily by going to the Groovy interlinked calculators. To reduce weight an individual has to reduce his calorie intake and at the same time increase his physical activities. This is ideally done around the routine activities done by an individual on daily basis .More information on the food value and activities can be had from the Groovy diet packs which can be downloaded.


It is important to remember that a balanced diet or a diet providing good nutrition contains about two & half to three litres of water per day.


Energy requirement in calories depending on gender and the physical activity undertaken by the individual.


Protein constitutes about 20% of the body weight .The average daily requirement of protein is 45g for female and 55g for males. This increases to 60g for pregnant and lactating females.


Carbohydrates & Fats


Our major bulk of dietary intake is carbohydrate. The requirement of fat in our diet should be calculated and carefully chosen to form a part of the daily nutrition and a healthy diet.


Minerals and Vitamins


It is also very important to see that in a weight reducing diet these two important elements are not left out. Minerals like iron and calcium are very important for the body. There are two kinds of vitamins; fat soluble and non fat soluble vitamins. Fat soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K.


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