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How Many Grams Of Fiber Should You Have A Day
How many grams of fibre and protein should you have a day and what percentage of iron and calcium should you have in a day?
General advice: With regards to nutrition, just eat a healthy diet. Its the basics- the five food groups and stay away from fried, salty and processed foods. Watching iron and calcium levels/fibre/protein unless you have an underlying chronic illness is not going to make an impact beyond doing the usual things. Great question! ...Read more
Dietary fiber, the non-digestible part of plants in our diet, consists of soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and functions in the GI tract help lower blood cholesterol. Sources of soluble fiber include oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium. Insoluble fiber acts to add bulk to the ...Read more
How many grams of natural sugars a day should I be eating as a maximum when trying to lose weight?
It depends...: This is a good question with no simple answer. More important than the amount of natural sugars is the degree to which they will raise your sugar, measured as glycemic index/load & carohydrrate density. See http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates-full-story/ & http://www.Mendosa.Com/gi.Htm & http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html. ...Read more
What do you think of The Virgin Diet and decreasing sugar and what would be a minimal sugar have per day to see possible weight loss? AmHypothroid?
Fewer calories: I don't know the details of the Virgin diet but it appears to be a variation on a low carbohydrate diet. Weight loss occurs when you take in fewer calories than you burn up. There is no magic to this formula. Since fats tend to increase satiety more than carbohydrates, by eating more fats and less carbs, most people end up eating fewer calories and therefore lose weight. ...Read more
As few as possible: See above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do you think counting carbs is a good diet and how many carbs should a 53 year old woman have daily?
Weight Loss: There is no magic solution to losing weight. It ultimately boils down to using more calories than you take in. However, with that being said there are many ways and methods to doing this. First, you need to see your doctor to make sure there are no medical reasons for your weight and to make sure you are healthy enough to exercise and follow a calorie restriction program. Medications may help. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your total calorie intake If your total calorie intake is 2100 calories Less than 1/3 should be from fat ( 700 calories) since there are 9 calories per gram of fat that would equal less than 80 grams of fat a day. Try to have less than 8 grams (10%) as saturated fats, and the rest as unsaturated fats, such as olive oil. and polyunsaturated fats. ...Read more
Wt (lbs)/2=#oz/day: You'll hear all sorts of answers about this question. It really depends on your body health/weight and what climate/altitude you live in. The best short answer i've seen is to take your weight in pounds, divide that by 2 and drink this much water in ounces each day. For example: if you weigh 120#, you should drink about 60 oz of water daily (slightly less than a half gallon). ...Read more
How to b healthy. What all the items should I eat in a day. How many times I should eat in a day?
Life: Wow. You are asking us for a book length answer on how to live. This is definitely impossible on this forum. We are able to answer specific questions in four hundred characters or less. You question is impossible for this forum if you want real and valid answers. ...Read more
Funny question: This is a 21st century question. For as long as humans have walked the earth, we've relied on our brains and kidneys to tell us when to drink, and it's served us well. Now people write entire books on the subject! how much to drink depends on your level of exertion, whether you're sick or well, sweating or not, the temperature and humidity. Drink when you're thirsty, and then a little more. ...Read more
Depends: This all depends on several factors: age, weight, height, and activity level. Since you have diabetes, your doctor probably wants you to limit the carbs, but in general you can use this calculator to get an estimate of your carbohydrate and calorie needs: http://www.calculator.net/carbohydrate-calculator.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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