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CandyD's Balanced Calories Mod - Natural Metabolism Part 2/3 (1.45.62.1020 Update)

by Red Raptor Posted 6th Aug 2018 at 8:39 PM - Updated 11th Aug 2018 at 4:35 PM by Red Raptor
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The original version of this mod and the City Living module was by CandyD, who has been inactive for a while. I really enjoyed this mod, but it broke with the Seasons patch. So I just updated the mod and the City Living module to work with Patch 1.45.62.1020. You can find DandyD's original mod here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=591226

The Get To Work module was added by Ignoral, who has previously updated CandyD's mod to be compatible with the Cats & Dogs patch. He/she has been inactive for some months now, too and it broke also with the Seasons patch. I updated it to be compatible with Patch 1.45.62.1020. You can find Ignoral's original Get To Work module here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=603277

!!! The following text is copied from CandyD'S original mod post !!!

Have you been surprised of seeing your sims gaining weight after eating salad, and of seeing them inevitably gaining weight to the point where keeping a stable weight is impossible without keeping a treadmill at home ? Surprised on seeing how absurd it is, on the contrary, that they don't seem to gain weight after eating fish and chips ? Tired of seeing more and more overweight townies to the point where obesity has become a real epidemics in your game ? This mod will help your sims maintaining a healthy weight easily with their diet.


How does the game behave by default ?

In the Sims 4, almost all foods are full of calories. The problem with the game is that it makes all foods have a positive calorie count, like in reality. But in reality, we have a baseline metabolism that burns calories even when we don't exercise, and in the Sims there is no baseline metabolism, so sims that don't workout regularly are condemned to gain weight, more or less quickly, but they can't escape it on long term. Even if they just eat salad !


What does this mod change to the game's behavior ?

As sims should burn very quickly all calories of low calorie meals, some foods have been modified to induce weight loss instead of weight gain : it's the case for salads, as well as dishes made of fruits and vegetables. Grains, lean meats and fish are low calorie. High fat, high sugar, desserts, most quick meals (with the exception of oatmeal and yogurt) and junk foods in general are high calorie. Some gourmet foods are now low calorie or even inducing weight loss ! Your sims can now enjoy some gourmet dishes without guilt ! But beware of cake !
This mod has been designed to force your sims to adopt a diversified diet. Some foods induce weight gain, others induce weight loss, and very few are 0 calorie. This means that your sims have a much lower risk of being overweight, unless if they like junk foods and desserts too much. But if they like only salad, they risk being underweight on long term. Fortunately, they can avoid that by choosing the right balance between high calorie and low calorie foods. If your sims like mac and cheese, they can now enjoy it, and eat a garden salad later to lose the weight gained with mac and cheese. This way, your sims can maintain their weight much more easily than before, with simple and intuitive choices.
Even toddlers can maintain their weight as peas and yogurt will keep them in better health than crackers. And just like adult sims, toddlers need a diversified diet to keep a healthy weight.

How do I install this mod ?

Unzip it. Place the package in your Mods folder. Start the Sims 4 and enable custom content and mods in Game options - Other. Apply changes, quit and restart the Sims 4, and enjoy !
This mod can work alone. However, if you experience other weight and / or muscle issues with sims of all ages, or wish to control your sims' metabolism with more precision, I recommend to download and install the two other parts of the Natural Metabolism mod, for best results.


Conflicts

This XML tuning will conflict with other XML tuning mods using the following resources :

- Base mod :


- City Living module :


- Get To Work module (copied from Ignoral's post) :




Additional Credits:
CandyD for the original mod and the City Living module.
Ignoral for the Get To Work module
Sims4Studios
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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
RedRaptor_Balanced_Calories_Base_Game_Module_by_CandyD_Updated_1.45.62.1020.zip | Description: Base mod - base game compatible 197.9 KB 953 6th Aug 2018
RedRaptor_Balanced_Calories_City_Living_Module_by_CandyD_Updated_1.45.62.1020.zip | Description: City Living module - requires City Living EP - use with base mod 69.0 KB 804 6th Aug 2018
RedRaptor_Balanced_Calories_Get_To_Work_Module_by_Ignoral_Updated_1.45.62.1020.zip | Description: Get To Work module - requires Get To Work EP - use with base mod 184.5 KB 822 6th Aug 2018
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\


Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Built with Game Version: 1.45.62.10

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