Could someone tell me what the "normal" amount of food to eat in a day is? And maybe what types of food you're supposed to eat every day? Im trying to recover from an ed and I have no idea what normal is. For instance I'm taking my mom out to dinner tonight, so if I ate a bowl of ramen for lunch would that be too much?.. 


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PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

"Normal" depends on several factors, like age, gender, and activity level. A good average to shoot for would be 1800 calories if female and 2000 for male.

Depending on where you are going out to eat, most chain restaurants pack in a day's worth of calories in many of their meals. While just eating ramen for lunch you should still either look for lighter food on the menu, or just ask for a box when you order so you can put half your meal away right away and save it for lunch the next day.

Pepper pot Profile
Pepper pot answered

Think about what you would give someone else to eat and how much, then eat that yourself.  Watch how much food a normal person consumes. All the best to you.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Good rule of thumb is to go heavier on the dark green vegetables, around 6 oz (depending on your size) of protein (fish, chicken, lean red meat), and maybe another 6 oz of a non-processed starch (Brown Rice, White Rice, or potatoes). 

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Shady Stellar answered

one bowl of ramen is not too much come on lol even for breakfast! 2 bowls could be too much. I don't know how fast your metabolism is.

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