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Calculating Protein, Calorie and Fluid Needs

Part of A Practical Guide to Nutrition for People Living With HIV

October 2007

Use the following table to determine how many calories you need to eat, how many grams of protein and how many cups of fluid you should try to include in your daily diet.


Weight in kg [pounds] Fluid
cups per day
Protein
grams per day
Calories
women
Calories
men

45 [100]

8

45-65

1,800

1,800

50 [110]

8

50-75

1,800

1,900

55 [120]

8

55-80

1,900

2,040

59 [130]

9

60-90

2,065

2,210

64 [140]

9

65-95

2,210

2,380

68 [150]

10

70-100

2,244

2,400

73 [160]

10

75-110

2,336

2,410

77 [170]

10

75-110

2,464

2,540

82 [180]

10

80-120

2,500

2,624

86 [190]

10-11

85-125

2,500

2,750

90 [200]

10-11

90-135

2,500

2,750

95 [210]

10-11

95-135

2,500

2,750

100 [220]

10-11

100-150

2,500

2,750

Use the higher number for protein if you are wasting or fighting an opportunistic infection.

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Here are suggestions on the number of servings of food groups required to meet calorie needs.



1,800
calories

2,000
calories

2,200
calories

2,400
calories

2,600 calories

2,800 calories

Food group

           

Grains

6

6

7

8

9

10

Fruits and vegetables

7

7

8

8

8

8

Dairy or substitute

2-3

2-3

2-3

2-3

3

3

Meats and alternatives

2-3

3

3-4

3-4

4

4

Fats and oils

5 tbsp

6 tbsp

6 tbsp

7 tbsp

7 tbsp

8 tbsp





  
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