Sunday, November 17, 2013

Not even close to enough Calories

The US recommended Caloric intake for an active woman is between 2000-4000 Calories/day, depending on activity levels. My SNAP Challenge menu provides about 1250 Calories/day.  It provides 51 g of protein, when the RDA is 50. It provides 291g of carbs, when the RDA is 300. I have 41g of fiber when the RDA is 25 (this was by design so I would feel fuller longer), and 8g of fat when the RDA is 65. I could exchange high-fiber foods for high fat foods and come closer to the recommended Caloric intake, but my guess is that I would feel hungrier doing so. I bought nonfat milk out of habit, but I am wondering if I would have been better off with whole this week. Still it wouldn't come close to meeting the Caloric requirements. And there is no way I could use my leftover cash to find another 750 Cal/day. 

1 comment:

  1. That's the first thing I thought when I saw your menu. I would be hungry all the time if that's all I ate!