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How Many Calories Should You Consume in A Day?


Many people usually say that “I did not eat that much, but why do I gain more weight”. Do you know that little bites of snacks or foods that you eat during the day might give you excess calories more than what’s recommended per day? Some people may try to lose weight by restricting food, which makes them not get enough nutrition. Have you ever wondered “how many calories should you consume in a day?” Let’s find out!

Each people needs the different quantity of calories, depending on gender, age, and activities as follows:

  • Children, Women, and Elderly: 1,600 Kilocalories per day 
  • Men: 2,000 Kilocalories per day
  • Athletes, Agriculturists, and Labors: 2,400 Kilocalories per Day

If you consume adequate amount of nutrition for your nutritional requirements of Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates from good sources such as flour, vegetable, fruits, meats, eggs, dried beans, and milk; your body will receive a proper and balance nutrition and avoid excess calories.

If you cannot control your eating behavior, and you like eating in the middle of the night but is scared of getting fat, Vejthani Hospital offers you non-surgical treatment for overweight, which are Gastric Balloon Insertion and Weight Control Pen or Liraglutide.

Gastric Balloon Insertion makes you feel full and lose your weight up to 24 kilograms within 1 year, and Weight Control Pen or Liraglutide Injection has an ability to slow down your stomach movement and keep the food in your stomach longer and that makes you feel full for hours.

According to statistics, people who receive liraglutide for only 3 months can lose 5 – 10 % of their weight.

For more information about overweight treatment, kindly contact Gastroenterology and Hepatology Center or call +66(0)2-734-0000 ext. 2960 or +66(0)85-223-8888 (English Hotline).

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