¿Cuántas calorías debes consumir al día?
Dietas

¿Cuántas calorías debes consumir al día?

Por Kiwilimón - Diciembre 2015

El metabolismo es el proceso mediante el cual se obtiene la energía necesaria que requiere el cuerpo a través de los alimentos. Esta energía se mide en calorías, una caloría se define como la cantidad de calor necesario para elevar en 1 grado centígrado la temperatura de 1 gramo de agua.

En términos alimentarios, es la cantidad de alimento necesario para producir 1 kilocaloría de energía. Cada alimento produce mayor o menor cantidad de calorías por porción y, por lo tanto, se dice que los alimentos tienen distinto valor calórico, pero  ¿cuántas calorías hay que consumir al día?

En el siguiente video, la nutrióloga Carmen Haro te explica qué debes tomar en cuenta para calcular el número de calorías que debes consumir diariamente.

 

 Al respecto, la nutrióloga Mónica Maza, aclara que no existe una tabla exacta para medir las calorías que se necesitan diariamente, ya que todo depende de cada persona y su estilo de vida, pero te da estas opciones para ayudarte a mantener tu peso y tener un estilo de vida saludable.

"Este cálculo se realiza tomando en cuenta varios factores como sexo, edad y actividad física con el objetivo de tener una dieta balanceada y evitar el riesgo de obesidad".

¿Cómo hago el cálculo?

 1. Si eres hombre multiplica tu peso por 25, si eres mujer por 23.

2. Con base a ese resultado haz el siguiente cálculo

Si tienes menos de 25 años súmale 300 calorías. Si tienes entre 25 y 45 años no realices ninguna operación. Si tienes entre 45 y 55 años réstale 100 calorías. Si tienes entre 55 y 65 años réstale  200 calorías. Y si tienes más de 65 años réstale 300 calorías.

3. Realiza tu cálculo tomando en cuenta lo siguiente

Si realizas actividad física o llevas una vida sedentaria deja el cálculo como está. Si realizas actividad física leve (caminar 15 minutos, realizar tareas del hogar y cualquier trabajo con poco esfuerzo) súmale al resultado anterior 100 calorías más. Si realizas actividad física moderada (ir al gimnasio o bailar 3 veces a la semana) súmale al resultado anterior 200 calorías.

 Si realizas actividad física intensa, al resultado anterior súmale 300 calorías más. Con estos cálculos sabrás cuántas calorías necesita tu cuerpo para mantener tu peso ideal, adelgazar e incluso subir de peso si así lo deseas, todo depende de cuál sea tu objetivo.

Califica este artículo
Calificaciones (0)
Sé el primero en dar una calificación
PUBLICIDAD
Lo mas leído
Leer en españolIn 2022, trends regarding health and wellness will be very innovative as everything suggests that people are becoming increasingly interested in taking care of their health and eating foods that provide their bodies with nutrients. Keep reading if you want to know which foods you will be seeing around kiwilimón, social media, and stores in 2022.Moringa This small seed that is used in Ayurveda will be one of the most popular trends this year since it has multiple health benefits. According to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), moringa leaves contain “anticarcinogenic, hypertensive, glucose-lowering, and antibiotic substances”.According to information published by the UNAM, moringa is rich in proteins, contains essential amino acids, improves digestion, and has vitamin A and C. Although further research is required, moringa could help prevent the development of tumors.Hibiscus FlowerHibiscus flower will be stand out even more in 2022 since several brands will use it in jams, yogurt, and all types of nutritional supplements.Remember that hibiscus flower is a great choice to prepare coolers and tea since it is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A, C, B1, and E, as well as in minerals, like iron, calcium, and phosphate. Sunflower SeedsIn recent years, all types of seeds have become more popular among consumers since there are kinds of milk and bars made with all sorts of grains. According to market research by Whole Foods Market, there will be a wide range of seed-based products in 2022. Food for Improving Intestinal HealthEven though we already know intestinal health is fundamental, it seems we will focus more on it in 2022. That is why probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented food will be trending. Strengthening the Immune SystemDue to COVID-19 and its variants, many people will focus on boosting their immune system with diets rich in vitamin C. Eating Less MeatIt is common to find all kinds of meatless and dairy-free food, which has encouraged many people to reduce their meat intake. According to Whole Foods Market, this trend will grow even more in 2022, for, even though they don’t become 100% vegan or vegetarian, people will try to eat less meat. Plant-Based DietsThis trend became more popular a couple of years ago, however, it is expected to be adopted by many this year. There are many benefits to this kind of diet, as it is nutritious, healthy, low-fat, and even more budget-friendly than eating meat. Foods for Strengthening the BrainExperts assert that consumers are highly interested in eating foods to strengthen their brain and slow down or prevent the development of diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia. Translated by Miranda Perea
Leer en españolNow that posadas and holiday parties are just around the corner, it is the perfect time to learn more about Mexican Christmas punch, a hot beverage that is a must during the upcoming celebrations. Since it contains a wide variety of fruits, punch is ideal for cold weather as it has many health benefits.Even though it is a drink that is essential for the posadas and other December celebrations, it is worth mentioning that Christmas punch is not 100% Mexican because it is the result of the fusion between indigenous and European gastronomies. Experts assert that punch comes from India and was then taken to England to finally arrive in Mexico.Ingredients for Mexican Christmas Punch In Mexico, traditional Christmas fruit punch is prepared with the following ingredients:Sugar caneApplePearGuavaTejocoteTamarindPruneHibiscus flowerPiloncilloCinnamonCloveVitamins in Mexican Christmas Punch Punch is not only a comforting drink but it is also full of health benefits. According to Mexico’s Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry (Sader), this traditional Mexican beverage is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C. Keep reading to find out why it is important to eat food rich in these vitamins. Vitamin A Remember that vitamin A has a significant role in the human body, especially when it comes to sight, bone health, and the immune system. Moreover, this vitamin is also rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals.Vitamin B Make the most of the properties of vitamin B! This vitamin, also known as folic acid, is essential for the creation of new cells, that is why it is fundamental for pregnant women.Vitamin C This vitamin is essential for your diet as it is vital for the growth and development of the human body. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, vitamin C is also needed for the generation of skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. In addition to this, it also helps with wound healing.Keep in mind that this nutrient is rich in antioxidants, improves iron absorption, and strengthens bones and teeth. The Health Benefits of Drinking Mexican Christmas PunchIn an interview with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), researcher Agustín López asserted that punch “provides vitamins, minerals, and the additional properties of each fruit, like prunes, which improve digestion due to their high fiber content, while tejocote, guava, and tamarind are rich in vitamin C. Another important element contained in fruits are antioxidants of the polyphenolic type”. More on the amazing health benefits of punch next.Fruit Punch Against Colds According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, vitamin C is essential when it comes to fighting colds. Even though it is believed that this vitamin cures colds, such a thing is not true. However, vitamin C will, indeed, help you reduce the time this disease lasts.If you want your punch to be rich in this vitamin, remember to add more guavas and tejocotes.Forget About Constipation If you want to say goodbye to constipation, it is best to include a good amount of apples, tamarind, guava, and prunes in your fruit punch, for these fruits are rich in fiber. Ponche Navideño for Wound Healing Mexican Christmas punch is your best option if you want to speed up wound healing since hibiscus flower, tamarind, tejocote, pear, and apple contain large amounts of vitamin C.A Drink Rich in Antioxidants Another important benefit of drinking Christmas punch is that it contains many antioxidants since it is prepared with ingredients rich in these molecules, which work against the effects of free radicals that can cause diseases like cancer. If you want to make the most of the health benefits of antioxidants, add plenty of tejocotes, tamarind, hibiscus flower, and pears to your ponche. Remember that, even though Mexican Christmas punch is a drink with many health benefits, it also contains sugar, so it is best not to add too much sugar to it and to drink it in moderation.Mexican Christmas Punch RecipesBesides the traditional recipe for Mexican Christmas punch, here at kiwilimón, we have plenty of punch recipes, including some boozy ones.Boozy Christmas Punch Mexican Christmas Punch Translated by Miranda Perea
Habibi Man es una de las propuestas culinarias más interesantes que han surgido en la Ciudad de México en los últimos años, pues este increíble restaurante ofrece comida caribeña con un toque de Medio Oriente, sabores que, aunque parezcan diametralmente distintos, combinan a la perfección y dan paso a platillos complejos, pero exquisitos. Para adentrarte en esta extraordinaria fusión de sabores, puedes comenzar con el mezze, el cual consta de hummus, jocoque, babaganush, ensalada, tostones de plátano macho y pan pita. Si tienes ganas de probar todo y realmente experimentar la mezcla de sabores caribeños y de Medio Oriente, entonces te recomiendo el camello caribeño, un plato enorme para dos personas, el cual contiene falafel, hummus, jocoque, babaganush, ensalada, pan pita, tostones de plátano macho, frijoles, arroz, schnitzel de berenjena y okra con koftas de cordero, pollo jerk y shawarma de cerdo. Otro imperdible en Habibi Man es el famoso jerk chicken, el cual tiene un sabor exquisito gracias a la combinación de hierbas, especias, cerveza y salsa BBQ. Por si fuera poco, este pollo se acompaña con tostones de plátano macho, chutney de mango, ensalada de col y arroz con frijoles. Para los amantes de la carne, este lugar también ofrece decadentes sándwiches y wraps. Yo te recomiendo el Don Rubén, el cual se prepara con pan de masa madre, pastrami, queso, cebollas caramelizadas, mostaza y pepinillos. En cuanto a las bebidas, puedes elegir entre el refrescante tepache con cardamomo, la rica limonada con agua de rosas y menta o una cerveza. Para cerrar con broche de oro, puedes elegir entre postres como baklava, crème brûlée de maracuyá, cheesecake de pistache o el parfait de labneh y queso mascarpone. Si tienes ganas de probar algo completamente diferente y lleno de sabor, entonces este pequeño rincón que fusiona la comida caribeña con Medio Oriente es para ti, pues te lleva en una aventura culinaria por dos lugares distintos, pero que se complementan a la perfecciónFotos tomadas de las redes sociales de Habibi Man
Leer en españolCabbage belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables, which have very few calories and multiple health benefits. This plant rich in fiber is a great option to prepare delicious soups, stews, and salads that you will surely love. Moreover, it is also a budget-friendly and yielding ingredient. Is Cabbage Rich in Vitamins and Minerals?Cabbage is, indeed, one of the best foods for your diet as it is full of vitamins and minerals like:Vitamin KVitamin CVitamin B6Vitamin AFolic acidCalciumIronPotassiumMagnesiumTherefore, it is a good idea to make a delicious cabbage soup or a carrot and cabbage salad to serve with your meals. Which Are the Health Benefits of Cabbage?Believe it or not, several scientific studies have shown that cabbage has multiple health benefits since it is good for the heart, helps improve digestion, could help prevent diabetes and cancer, and lowers cholesterol levels. Read on to find out more about why you should eat more cabbage.Cabbage Improves Digestion Thanks to its high fiber content, cabbage is the perfect option for people with constipation or for those who want to improve their digestion. Since this vegetable is rich in insoluble fiber, it helps increase the number of good bacteria in the intestines, which is good for the immune system.Cabbage for the Heart Red cabbage, also known as purple cabbage, is rich in a chemical called anthocyanin, hence its bright color. Most importantly, scientific research has shown that anthocyanin lowers the risk of heart disease. In addition to this, everything suggests that eating foods rich in anthocyanin could help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of diseases in the heart’s main blood vessels. Now you know, cabbage contains about 36 types of anthocyanins, which makes it the perfect food to take care of your heart.Can Cabbage Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?Although further research is required, a recently published study points out that a diet rich in cabbage may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. In this case, the participants ate significant amounts of vegetables, fish, apples, pears, oats, and rye bread.Cabbage Is Rich in Vitamin C As everyone knows, vitamin C is highly important for proper body functioning, making cabbage a good option. On one hand, vitamin C helps the body absorb iron and is needed for collagen production, which is essential for the skin, muscles, bones, and even the veins.On the other hand, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which stresses the need to eat more food rich in this vitamin to fight the effects of free radicals. Remember that, when it comes to antioxidants, red cabbage contains 30% more than green cabbage.Cabbage for Cholesterol If you have high cholesterol levels, it is best to eat more vegetables and healthy foods since high cholesterol means a higher risk of heart disease.In the case of cabbage, experts have found that it contains two substances that lower bad cholesterol levels. Nowadays, high blood pressure affects a large part of the Mexican population, so people should change their diet to eat more healthy foods since high blood pressure implies a higher risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Therefore, those with this disease should eat more foods rich in potassium that will help them control their blood pressure.Cabbage is the best option for people with high blood pressure because it is packed with potassium and other nutrients.Can Cabbage Fight Cancer?In the last decades, several scientific studies have shown the importance of diet to fight cancer. It is worth mentioning that cabbage is rich in sulforaphane, a chemical compound that could help prevent cancer. Besides that, cruciferous vegetables have also been linked to a lower cancer risk. According to recent research, sulforaphane could help fight skin cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer.Fun Facts About CabbageAccording to Mexico’s Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry (Sader), cabbage arrived on the American continent in 1541 thanks to a French man called Jacques Cartier. Cabbage is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. There is a wide variety of cabbage: Copenhagen Market, Superette, Emerald Cross, Royal Vantage, Red Rockie, and Sure Vantage, to mention some. The Best Cabbage RecipesCabbage and Chickpea Soup Chicken Breast-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Creamy Cucumber, Chayote, Cabbage, Ham, and Celery Salad Chicken Cabbage Soup Ground Beef-Stuffed Cabbage RollsTranslated by Miranda Perea
NEWSLETTER
Suscribirme al Newsletter
PUBLICIDAD
PUBLICIDAD