So I’m struggling to wrap my head around something regarding lents and proper vitamin and mineral intake. Many lents (including Plenny, which I’ve been using to replace 1-2 meals per day, eating a real human dinner) are based around a 2000 calorie diet. With lents, if you went 100% (I have not, but have interest), you consume 2000k calories, you get 100% or so of your macro and micronutrients.
But I’m 4’11 and I work a desk job. There is NO WAY I am using 2000 calories a day. I am currently very very obese, TDEE calculators put my current maintenance needs at less than 2000 calories, and I know for a fact that I gain weight on 2000 calories a day. I need far less than 2000 calories to live a healthy lifestyle.
HOWEVER, if I went on 100% lent, and I consumed less than 2000 calories of lent a day… I wouldn’t be hitting those 100% RDV of a lot of vitamins and minerals.
Are there any <2kcal folks out there who have done research into this problem? If you have lower calorie needs, do you also have lower vitamin/mineral needs? Do you supplement with a multivitamin or something?