Tuesday, November 21, 2006

2000

The USDA recommends adults consume 2,000 calories per day...

11 comments:

Snakebite said...

I'll dispute the USDA. If you lump ALL Americans into one catagory, maybe. However, there are tools for individuals to calculate how many calories they need to consume. Example, in the summer when I'm training for many things, I need 6000. 2000 could actually be too many for certain people.

mytzpyk said...

Oh my. I've gone and went and said something controversial.

;-)

Snakebite said...

LOL

Spoke-N-Sport said...

2000 calories for breakfast...right?

glanzer77 said...

I can do 2000 during my snacky snack time at day care...I mean work.

eayste said...

Something was said.

sansauto said...

Hasn't obesity in this country skyrocketed since we started listening to the government organizations?

mytzpyk said...

Sans:

A very thought provoking question. I'll ponder that.

Using the USDA was a matter of convenience. It's what's on the food labels.

There are plenty of other health or medical organizations that agree with 2000.

Mark said...

How much excercise does to it take to burn 2000 calories? How many calories does the average American consume on Thanksgiving? Check this site. http://www.dietbites.com/article1175.html

griffin said...

so, according to my Google search, ccycling is roughly 125 calories per mile (your milage may vary) So, that 2.5 gallons = 77,500 calories; you could cycle 650 miles or so on the calories used to move a car a mere 2.5 miles

Although, I would recomend getting those calories from Fajita Rancheras (1590 calories = roughly 13 miles) pasta or something ;) I'm just sayin

Jim said...

The figures I've heard suggest that cycling burns about 30 kcal per mile. Probably sustained climbs or all out efforts into headwinds burn closer to 125 kcal per mile.

My pal Andy just got a PowerTap hub, which computes his wattage. He is a Cat 2 racer (albeit a bit out of season) and claims to be able to sustain 300W of power (measured at his rear wheel). Assuming a speed of 20 mph and that he is burning five times more calories than are actually being transferred through the drivetrain, I come up with about 64 kcal/mile.