Diabets

How do you know what diet is right for you? You can find it out through trials and errors and, finally, if you are lucky, you will find the diet that suits you well. Or you can approach the task more scientifically. Here I will try to help you to find the energy level your body needs. After we know your requirements we will be in a position to find the proper diet for you.

People are divided into 5 groups depending on the type of job they are doing. Here I will tell you about 4 groups. We will not consider 5th group, as it mostly depend on jobs with a very high level of physical activity.

 

1st group: very light physical activity

 

This group consists mostly of office workers; managers, engineers, teachers, secretaries, scientists, authors etc. People in this group spend most of their day at their desks and get very little physical activity.

 

2nd group: light physical activity

This group would include a large part of service workers; salesmen/women, shop assistants, car drivers, agronomists, veterinaries, nurses, hospital attendants etc. People in this group spend a great part of the day on their feet but are not engaged in physical job.

 

3rd group: moderate physical activity

Members of this group include: machine operators, metalworkers, textile workers, bus drivers and truck drivers, foodservice workers, public works, transportation workers etc. This group spends some part of the day in moderate to heavy physical activities.

 

4th group: high physical activity

This group include: builders, agricultural workers, metallurgists, foundry workers, oil and gas industry workers, woodworkers etc. Members of this group spend most of the day engaged in heavy physical activities.

 Every group is divided by age categories. You can estimate your body’s energy requirements, but you should remember, it’s only an approximate value.

Physical levels

Age groups

Men

Women

Energy (kilocalories)

Energy (kilocalories)

1st group

2nd group

3rd group

4th group

18 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 59
18 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 59
18 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 59
18 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 59

2450
2300
2100
2800
2650
2500
3300
3150
2950
3850
3600
3400

2000
1900
1800
2200
2150
2100
2600
2550
2500
3050
2950
2850

First, find your physical activity group. Then, depending on your age, you will see the approximate number of calories you require on a daily basis. Now you can find the perfect diet that will best suit your needs!

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