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How Many Nuts Kernels Yield 2000 Calories

Nuts or kernels are not supposed to supply you your 2000 Calories daily needs, but what percentage should they represent of your total calorie intake if you are taking them as snacks?

First we should know that:
# 1 Pine nut yields 1.2 Calories
# 1 pistachios kernel yields 3.265 Calories
# 1 Peanut yields 6.06 Calories
# 1 Almond kernel yields 6.66 Cals
# 1 Cashews kernel yields 8.888 Cals
# 1 Hazelnuts kernel yields 9 Cals
# 1 Pecans half kernel yields 10 Cals
# 1 Walnuts half kernel yields 13.56 Cals
# 1 Macadonias kernel yields 16.666 - 20 Cals
# 1 Brazil kernel yields 23.8 - 31.75 Cals

Bearing these notions in mind we find that if you eat 60-80 Brazil halves alongside the day, you will not need to eat any thing else to obtain your 2000 calories needs, however if you try to obtain the same calories(2000 calories) from Pine nuts, you have to spend a part of the day counting over 1650 nuts! So if you have your snacks composed of nuts, you can be less alert for the top items and more cautious for …

Eat These Foods and you Can not Count 2000 Calories

The Worst Foods in America - Well - Tara Parker-Pope - Health - New York Times Blog

If you are going the count 2000 calories plan you may consider these facts. The book mentioned in the article enumerate 20 foods the auther considers them the worst foods in America. Looking at their calorie content, we find the following details:

1- An Ice Cream contains 1600 Calories
2- A Turkey Burger contains 1145 Cals
3- A Salad and Beef Taco contains 102 g fat, these fats give 918 Cals
4- Chicken Breast Strips contain 870 Cals
5- A roll snack contains 813 Cals
6- A juice that contains 166 g of sugar which yield 664 Cals
7- A Roasted Chicken Pot Pie that contains 64 g of fat. The fat alone yields 576 Cals
8- A Macaroni and Cheese kids meal contains 62 fat which produce 558 Cals

If you eat these foods habitually you can't count 2000 calories every day.

What Can I Eat for 2000 Calories Per Day

Here is an example of what you can eat on 2000 calories per day diet. You can modify by substituting your preferences of the same group of food, you can go to to know calorie content of different foods, or you can use the web. Calorie intake is roughly around 2000 calories/day.

1 flour tortilla (7" diameter)
1 scrambled egg (in 1 tsp soft margarine)
3 cup black beans
2 tbsp salsa
1 cup orange juice1 cup fat-free milk

Roast beef sandwich
1 whole grain sandwich
ounces lean roast beef
2 slices tomato
1/4 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1/8 cup sauteed mushrooms (in 1 tsp oil)
1 1/2 ounce part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 tsp yellow mustard
3/4 cup baked potato wedges
1 tbsp ketchup1 unsweetened beverage

Stuffed broiled salmon
5 ounce salmon filet
1 ounce bread stuffing mix
1 tbsp diced celery
2 tsp canola oil
1/2 cup saffron (white) rice
1 ounce slivered almonds
1/2 cup steamed broccoli
1 tsp soft margarine
1 cup fat-free milk

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