The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse recommends a 1,200- to 1,600-calorie diet for: small women who exercise,
small women who want to lose weight
medium-sized women who want to lose weight and
medium-sized women who are relatively inactive.
1,600 to 2,000 Calories
The diabetes clearinghouse recommends a 1,600- to 2,000-calorie diet for the following:
medium-sized women who are active
large women who want to lose weight,
small men who don't need to lose weight,
medium-sized men who are relatively inactive and
medium-sized men who want to lose weight and
large men who want to lose weight.
2,000 to 2,400 Calories
The diabetes clearinghouse advises a 2,000- to 2,400-calorie diet for
medium-sized men who are physically active and
large women who are physically active and
large men who don't need to lose weight.
Combine carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Use vegetables and fruits. Take food in six parts at every three hour intervals. 3 main intakes and 3 in between intakes.
Basal Metabolic Rate
The Mifflin–St. Jeor equations for calculating basal metabolic rate (BMR):