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11-16-2005, 12:29 PM
when the nutrition labels say 2000 calories.. what do they mean diet for?
who is this 2000 calories directed to?
11-16-2005, 12:33 PM
When they list a percentage of recommended daily value, they base it off a 2000 calorie diet. It means nothing, ignore it.
11-17-2005, 04:07 AM
Also 2000 cal is the reccommended womans intake
2500 for a man
11-17-2005, 07:06 AM
Averages for 'recommended' are deceiving. My own maintenace before I started lifting was around 2000 ... average woman's. Not surprising to me as I am average woman height and had a slug-like lifestyle.
Ignore it. Track your own calories. First and best thing I learned here.
11-17-2005, 09:05 AM
Its the average of the nation's caloric intake found by statistical studies. You have to remember that there are a lot of old women and girls that eat 1000 cals or less. And you cant have 3000 cals for them esp given their knowledge, theyd think they could eat like a horse. So 2000 is somewhat a medium. Well at least its better than 1000 cals think about it like that.
11-18-2005, 10:15 AM
Absolutely.. they are reccommended maintenance values for an average person. Enough to keep your body ticking over without gaining or losing much.
We are not average.
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