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

by DarkSimister Posted 6th Aug 2018 at 8:39 PM - Updated 21st Nov 2018 at 2:13 PM by DarkSimister : Fixed corrupted file error
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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 You can find DandyD's original mod here:

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 You can find Ignoral's original Get To Work module here:

Update 11/19/2018
  • Fixed files not containing .package file or giving a "file is corrupted" error

Update 11/19/2018
  • Made compatible with Patch and Get Famous EP

Update 8/19/2018
  • Added modules of all Expansion Packs, Game Packs and Stuff Packs that add new food items and drinks.
  • Checked compatibility with the new Patch ( - works fine

Update 8/16/2018
  • Added missing food items and drinks to the following modules: Base Game, City Living, Get To Work
  • Added Calorie List

Delete or replace the old package files with the new ones from today's update.

I noticed that some food items were missing and the original files didn't include any drinks. They should now be included.
Per cheelisal's request, I created a Calorie List that will show you the calories of each food item and whether they will let your Sim gain weight or help lose weight. The list is a WIP project and will be updated when I add more modules.

I'm currently working on the food items and drinks of other Expansion Packs, Stuff Packs and Game Packs and will upload more modules as I get them done. If you find a food item or drink I haven't listed, please let me know and I'll add it.

!!! 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.


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
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You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version:

This is a multi-part download:

Use the modules with the Base Game module OR install the All-in-One package which includes the Base Game Mod and all separate modules in one handy file. DO NOT use the separate modules and base game together with the All-in-One package.
This mod is the second part of the Natural Metabolism mod. Although this mod can work alone, I advise to install the two other parts with it for best results.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Description: Calorie list in PDF format - Includes Base Mod and all modules 260.6 KB 2,766 4th Sep 2018 | Description: Base Mod - Base Game compatible 415.9 KB 1,687 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Outdoor Retreat Module - requires Outdoor Retreat GP - use with Base Mod 36.8 KB 849 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Get To Work Module - requires Get To Work EP - use with Base Mod 210.4 KB 1,081 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Luxury Party Stuff Module - requires Luxury Party SP - use with Base Mod 33.9 KB 666 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Spa Day Module - requires Spa Day GP - use with Base Mod 4.3 KB 811 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Cool Kitchen Stuff Module - requires Cool Kitchen SP - use with Base Mod 353.7 KB 689 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Spooky Stuff Module - requires Spooky SP - use with Base Mod 11.6 KB 608 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Get Together Module - requires Get Together EP - use with Base Mod 105.5 KB 900 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Movie Hangout Stuff Module - requires Movie Hangout SP - use with Base Mod 16.5 KB 669 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Dine Out Module - requires Dine Out GP - use with Base Mod 132.0 KB 834 21st Nov 2018 | Description: City Living Module - requires City Living EP - use with Base Mod 96.1 KB 997 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Vintage Glamour Stuff Module - requires Vintage Glamour SP - use with Base Mod 16.8 KB 661 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Vampires Module - requires Vampires GP - use with Base Mod 21.5 KB 755 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Parenthood Module - requires Parenthood GP - use with Base Mod 11.7 KB 917 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Cats & Dogs Module - requires Cats & Dogs EP - use with Base Mod 15.3 KB 988 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Jungle Adventure Module - requires Jungle Adventure GP - use with Base Mod 54.7 KB 659 21st Nov 2018 | Description: Seasons Module - requires Seasons EP - use with Base Mod 43.0 KB 1,038 21st Nov 2018 | Description: All-in-One package - includes Base Mod and ALL modules in ONE file - requires Base Game and ALL expansion packs, game packs and stuff packs as seen in the module descriptions - DO NOT install this package with the separate modules and base mod 1.51 MB 4,836 21st Nov 2018
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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.
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2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 19th Nov 2018 at 12:48 PM
I removed it just in case... Didn't want to risk it
Test Subject
Original Poster
#27 Old 19th Nov 2018 at 6:52 PM
Originally Posted by cinthila
I removed it just in case... Didn't want to risk it

Mod is updated now and should work like a charm.
Test Subject
#28 Old 19th Nov 2018 at 9:37 PM Last edited by FloridaDude1964 : 19th Nov 2018 at 9:50 PM.
The updated base game module is listed as a "1020" file not a "package" file.
Also, the base game module in the description is listed as "" and the other modules are listed as "".
Test Subject
Original Poster
#29 Old 20th Nov 2018 at 8:21 AM
Originally Posted by FloridaDude1964
The updated base game module is listed as a "1020" file not a "package" file.
Also, the base game module in the description is listed as "" and the other modules are listed as "".

Hmm, weird. I'll check and will replace the files. Thank you for letting me know.
Test Subject
#30 Old 21st Nov 2018 at 9:05 AM
I tried just renaming the base game module to add the .package extension and Sims 4 tells me it's corrupted and the game won't open with it in the mods folder... so hopefully you get that fixed soon.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#31 Old 21st Nov 2018 at 2:14 PM
Originally Posted by Shadalan
I tried just renaming the base game module to add the .package extension and Sims 4 tells me it's corrupted and the game won't open with it in the mods folder... so hopefully you get that fixed soon.

Files are updated and they should work now.
#32 Old 21st Nov 2018 at 6:52 PM
Thank you for the update
Test Subject
#33 Old 1st Dec 2018 at 7:24 AM
Amazing work!!
#34 Old 19th Dec 2018 at 3:59 PM
Thanks for the update. Only suggestion is adding a download option that has the base game module and the pack ones as seperates in one rar file. That way, you only need to download that one, and you can pick and choose what packs you might have, instead of downloading multiple ones.
Test Subject
#35 Old 22nd Jan 2019 at 7:18 PM
Great to see that somebody is still maintaining this mod, I don't have much time to play anymore but when I do get a bit of free time this is an absolute must-have.
Test Subject
#36 Old 4th Feb 2019 at 9:35 AM
Words cannot express my gratitude. You're the true MVP for keeping this mod updated! Thank you!
Test Subject
#37 Old 24th Apr 2019 at 7:26 PM
help me please! I do not understand what files to add to the game for the mod. and why there is no caloric dishes?
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