This is something I’ve wondered for a while, but trying out MyFitnessPal recently reminded me of it because they handle it differently to how I expected.
If you imagine these four scenarios:
- Person A: someone with quite low calorie needs (short/small), normal day and maintaining weight.
- Person B: higher needs (tall/heavy), normal day and maintaining weight.
- Person B: day of heavy exercise.
- Person B: cutting calories to lose weight.
How do requirements for protein (net and individual amino acids), vitamins and minerals scale between those examples?
So for instance, would you tend to think you need more protein if you work out heavily on a day, or just more energy? Is pretty much everyone running a significant calorie deficit nutritionally deficient by default? And do things like calcium requirements scale with size/calorie needs, or are fixed for every adult? (MFP answers, by the way, are yes/no/fixed.)
(Asking here because I like you guys, it’s the sort of nutritional geekiness I think Huel themselves must think about, and it has some bearing on how Huel is used.)