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Find Out How Much your Weight Will Keep You in Ideal Shape

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Find Out How Much your Weight Will Keep You in Ideal Shape


 Half of India's urban population is trapped! Find out how much your weight will keep you in ideal shape

ICMR-NIN released What India Eats report

Based on an extensive survey of eating and drinking habits in cities and villages

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released a report on the country's eating and drinking habits by the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) on September 28. According to the report titled What India Eats, there is a big gap in eating habits in India's cities and villages.


According to the report, 53.6% of people in urban areas have abdominal obesity, or 18.8% in rural areas. When it comes to overweight and obesity, the city (31.4% and 12.5%) is ahead of the villages (16.6% and 4.9%).

Has the calculation of body mass index changed?

According to the ICMR-NIN report, the ideal weight of Indians is not 60 kg, but 65 kg. Similarly the ideal weight of women is not 50 kg, but 55 kg. In the recommendations made in 2010, the weight has been increased by five kg.

The ideal height of Indian men has increased from 5.6 feet (171 cm) to 5.8 feet (177 cm). The ideal height for women has been increased from 5 feet (152 cm) to 5.3 feet (162 cm). It can also change the formula for calculating body mass index (BMI).


Why is this What India Eats report special?

A similar report was prepared ten years ago, but there was no data on the villages at that time. For the first time, the contribution of total energy, protein, fats, and carbohydrates from different groups has been reported. It uses two national level survey data.

The report also recommends My Plate, i.e. what the right quality of foods should be on your plate. This will strengthen the immune function. Diseases like diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, arthritis can also be prevented.

Reports from 2015-16 National Family Health Survey-4, National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau, WHO and Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2015 have been studied to prepare What India Eats report.

Does your diet meet your body's energy needs?

No. According to the report, the chronic energy deficit in cities was 9.3%, while in villages it was 35.4%. This means that every third person living in a village is suffering from a food-related illness.

According to the report, people in cities are consuming 1943 kcal per day, which comes from 289 grams of carbohydrates, 51.6 grams of fat, 55.4 grams of protein, while people in rural areas are consuming 2081 kcal. This comes from 368 grams of carbohydrates, 36 grams of fat and 69 grams of protein.

As far as food groups are concerned, cities get 998 kcal from cereals, 265 kcal from fat and 119 kcal from pulses and the share of cereals as energy source (1358 kcal) is highest in villages. This is followed by fat (145), lentils and beans (144).

The report says that the source of 66% protein should be lentils, beans, nuts, milk, meat, but this is not happening. Eating fewer fruits and vegetables increases the risk of diabetes and eating less milk and milk products increases the risk of high blood pressure.


Is reliance on grain as an energy source justified?

According to ICMR's Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition, cereals should be your source of 45% energy. The reality is that 51% in cities and 65.2% in villages consume grain as an energy source.

The contribution of lentils, beans, meat, eggs and fish as energy sources is 11%, while it should be 17%. Similarly, only 8.7% of the rural population and 14.3% of the urban population consume adequate amounts of milk and milk products.

Even the right amount of vegetable accounts is only 8.8% in villages and 17% in cities. If we talk about nuts and oil seeds, only 22% of the population is in rural areas and 27% of the population is in cities.

The report states that people in cities consume 11% of their energy needs from chips, biscuits, chocolate, sweets and juices, but the situation is better in rural areas. There are only 4% who do so. Only 5% of rural and 18% of urban population have good quality protein.


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What does My Plate's advice say?

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The report states in the name of My Plate what would be the ideal plate for you, where you get enough energy and also called a balanced diet. For this 45% of your calorie / energy source should be grains. 17% calories / energy should be obtained from pulses and flash foods and 10% calories / energy from milk and dairy products. Fat intake should be 30% or less.

For the first time, fiber based energy intake has been included in diet tips. Accordingly, 40 grams of fiber-rich food should be taken daily. There is a limit of 5 grams of iodine or salt and 2 grams of sodium. 3,510 mg of potassium will also add nutrition value to the body.

Men with sedentary, moderate and heavy activity are advised to take 25, 30 and 40 grams of fat. Fat intake for women with similar activity is determined at 20, 25 and 30 grams per day. In 2010, fat intake was kept the same for men and women.