HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO EAT?
Every recipe in HFG has a complete nutrition analysis, so you can match your eating plan to your body’s needs. Here’s how to estimate your daily dietary requirements.
A guide to help you estimate your daily requirements
2491kJ/596cal Protein 58.7g Total Fat 12.6g Sat Fat 3.0g Carbs 49.5g Sugars 11.2g Fibre 12.8g Sodium 678mg Calcium 751mg Iron 13.1mg Your individual intake will vary depending on your age, gender, height, weight and physical activity level.
We use 8700kJ (2100cal) as an average daily intake, as this is the value prescribed by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. You’ll find this on food labelling.
While these numbers are one way of tracking healthy eating, it’s important to focus on the quality of the foods we eat. Eating a wide variety of healthy, real foods makes it easy to meet all our daily nutrition needs, as well as balancing energy intake.
Use these recommended daily intakes as a general guide only. For personalised advice, visit daa.asn.au to find an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
Look for these nutrition panels (left) which appear on all of our recipes!