Do bigger people need more vitamins and minerals than smaller people? Not necessarily!
Vitamin and mineral needs are determined by age and gender, and do not consider body size. For example, a 30 year old female that is 5’0″ tall and weighs 100 pounds has the same vitamin and mineral needs as a female that is 5’9″ tall and weighs 150 pounds (all other factors being equal).
The calorie needs, however are very different between the two. The smaller person needs about 1600 calories per day to maintain her weight, and the larger person needs about 2000 calories per day.
So, the smaller person is tasked with meeting her vitamin and mineral needs with less food than the bigger person. She will need to be more aware of nutrient rich foods and consume fewer empty calories.
Let MyDietSteps show you how to meet your specific vitamin and mineral needs with a calorie level that promotes a healthy weight.