High Calorie Alert: Nigerian Meals To Stay Away From #2

High Calorie Alert: Nigerian Meals To Stay Away From #2
High Calorie Alert: Nigerian Meals To Stay Away From #2High Calorie Alert: Nigerian Meals To Stay Away From #2

Hey there, so I’ve more foods along with their calorie contents. If you missed the first part, check it our HERE. I know I said it was heartbreaking but it’s really not that bad.

Boiled or Roast Corn

A large corn cob between 7 to 9 inches in length contains 123 calories of which 80 percent is Carbohydrate. In a medium sized cob of corn, between 6 and 7 inches in length, you can expect about 88 calories and 80 percent Carbs. In a small corn cob, about 5.5 to 6 inches in length, there are about 63 calories.

Eko, Pap, Akamu or Ogi

1 tablespoon of raw Akamu/Ogi/Pap contains 91 calories of which 99.7% is purely Carbohydrate.

Irish Potato

128 calories in one small to medium size potato

161 calories in one average medium size potato

278 calories in one medium to large size potato


1 tbsp Salt: 0 calories

1 tbsp Palm Oil: 120 calories

1/4 of an Onion: 16 calories

1oz Crayfish

1 cup White Beans: 378 calories

Maggi Cubes: 5 calories

This comes to a total of 520 calories, and if you cook it without oil, you can cut out a further 120 calories.

Tuwo (White Cornmeal)

One cup of white cornmeal (tuwo) is roughly 450 calories.

Pounded Yam

Pounded Yam is one of our highest calorie high carbohydrate foods. Imagine you are dividing the amount of pounded yam eaten into cups (milk tins), then one cup of pounded yam is about 400 calories.???

Indomie Noodles.

One pack of Indomie Chicken Curry flavour contains 342 calories.

Jollof Rice

Remember that the actual calories of your meal depend on what you add. These are the calories in Nigerian Jollof Rice using the following basic ingredients:

1 cup of raw white rice: 693 calories

1 tbsp Groundnut oil: 120 calories

1 Raw Tomato: 35 calories

1/4 of an Onion: 16 calories

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/3 of a Maggi Chicken cube: 3 calories

1/5 tsp of curry powder: 1 calorie

1/5 tsp of Thyme: 0.04 calories

The calorie total comes to 868 calories.

Calories in Eba/Garri

Garri has 360 calories of which 99% is Carbohydrate.


This is the calorie content of your basic Nigerian Stew using the following ingredients:

2 tbsp Groundnut Oil: 239 calories

x1 Raw Tomato: 35 calories

1/3 Maggi Chicken Cube: 3 calories

1/4 of an Onion: 16 calories

This makes a total of 293 calories. Whatever you add determines the final calorie content of the stew, but these are just the basic ingredients to give you an idea of how many calories there are in Stew.

You might ask, “So what really can I eat?”. Here’s how you can still lose weight while eating Nigerian Meals.

Monitor Your Calorie Intake

Eating a healthy meal does not guarantee that you’ll lose weight. You can still gain weight if your healthy meal is high in calories. To avoid this, reduce the size of their servings.

Eat More Fruits

Fruits like mango, watermelon and papaya are common in Nigeria and are a significant part of the local menu. Adding this to your diet will provide your body with many of the essential vitamins and minerals it needs. These fruits are also good sources of fiber, which will regulate your digestive system.

Make Healthy Choices

Nigerian foods such as beans and moi-moi are good choices for weight loss. They contain high amounts of protein and are made entirely from unprocessed ingredients. Other good choices include vegetables such as ugwu, ewedu and ogbono.

There you go ladies…… I trust that was helpful.


Source:  EdenLifeNigeria

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  • munchie March 7, 2016 7:16 pm

    some food are high in calories but still av fibre content in dem like maize u are talkin abt,dnt we need calories,we need,irish potatoes cooked one is good for diabetic patient ,so get ur fact well,instead of u sayin ppl shud keep away let dem just knw d calorie content and dey will knw hw to calculate wat to take in a day cos women needs abt 1500 clories a day while men needs abt 2000

    • NaijaGirlOnADiet June 7, 2018 5:11 pm

      I totally agree with you.

  • jessica Eze March 9, 2016 11:25 am

    Lol. Virtually all the food. We should go on hunger strike

  • Tosin Ayinde July 13, 2016 10:42 am

    yay! that was so helpful! thanks girl.

  • anonymous May 22, 2018 7:53 am

    Pls u know that most of the time when u cook these food you are not consuming everything at once. How do you measure the one on your plate.

    • NaijaGirlOnADiet June 7, 2018 5:09 pm

      This is a good question. You measure. So for example you cook a meal and the total is 1500 calories. You plan on eating it 5 times. What I do is. I weigh the whole meal and divide into 5. So if the meal weighs 1000grams. For 5 servings. That’s about 200g each. So the calories are divided into the 5 servings. That is 1500/5. So each 200g serving contains 300 calories.

  • NaijaGirlOnADiet June 7, 2018 5:10 pm

    Also. Irish potato is amazing for weight loss. 100g has just 80 calories. That 100g is usually 2 medium pieces. And that is perfectly fine.

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  • chiemeka October 6, 2018 3:18 pm

    I have been eating all these but yet no much development

  • sbk October 28, 2018 11:12 am

    This is bullshit, y misleading people with dz kind false information.

  • Amadi jessica Ezinne January 2, 2019 1:46 pm

    Please white rice is not 639 calories but 250 calories check your information.

  • Paul David January 23, 2019 1:52 pm

    To lose or gain weight, one need to kow about the concept of Calories.

    To start learning about amout of calories to consume or burn, one need to kkow how to calculate for Based Metabolic Rate (BMR)

    Though the general Daily Value (DV) is 2000 kcal

    With the help of BMR, you will know the amount of calorie to consume a day and the anount of calories to burn

    If you go higher than your BMR you gain weight, but if you go below your BMR you lose weight

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