Eat More, Weigh Less Index - Pounds/2500 Calories
On Cronometer, we have the option of adding a food to the Diary in grams. I would like to have the ability to quickly pull up the total WEIGHT of food we've eaten in a day. That option doesn't currently exist.
Dr. Terry Shintani wrote a book titled "Eat More, Weigh Less Diet". Copied From Internet: His "Eat More Index" is a scale that represents the number of pounds of a food it would take to supply the average 2500 calories needed by the average active woman or average inactive man.
To really grasp this concept, take a look at corn, which falls at 6.5 on the EMI scale. If a person were to eat only corn for a day, he or she would have to eat 6.5 pounds of it to get the needed 2500 calories - that's about 30 ears of corn (no butter) and most people would be too full to eat a full 30 ears of corn in a day.
Potatoes have an EMI of 9.6, so if you ate nothing but potatoes, without butter or milk, it would take almost 10 lbs of potatoes to give you the needed 2500 calories.
But my favorite example of this is broccoli, which is the only food that everybody agrees is good for a diabetic: with an EMI of 17.1, it would take over 17 POUNDS of broccoli to get that 2500 calories.