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Adult BMI Calculator
Body Mass Index Calculator Rather than relying only on the bathroom scale to tell you if you're overweight, experts say you should also know your body mass index (BMI). BMI takes into account not just your weight, but also your height to indicate body fat. The goal for most people is a BMI that's over 18 and under 25. Enter Your Information Height: feet inches Weight: lbs. Your Results The information you provided gives a BMI of . Your BMI suggests that you are underweight*. A BMI range of 18.5 to 24.9 ...
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Dietary Guidelines Quiz
What Do You Know About Dietary Guidelines? In 2011, the federal government unveiled a new dietary icon called Choose My Plate, which reflects the updated nutritional guidelines published in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Find out how much you know about the latest dietary guidelines by taking the following quiz. 1. The Dietary Guidelines were developed to educate the American public about the food groups in a healthy diet. Which of these organizations developed the guidelines? You didn't ans...
Fast Facts
Portion size is different from serving size . A portion is the amount of food you choose to eat at one time. A serving is the amount of food listed on the Nutrition Facts that allows comparison of calorie and nutrition content. Your portions may be the equivalent of several servings.
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Calculating Calories and Fat Grams
Calculating Calories and Fat Grams To determine the number of calories and fat grams you need each day in order to either lose or gain weight, consult your physician or a registered dietitian. To maintain your current weight, follow the three-step formula below. 1. Write your body weight in the equation that fits your activity level and gender. Then, multiply. Moderately active male : _____ pounds x 15 calories = _____ total calories per day. Moderately active female : _____ pounds x 12 calories = _____...
Components of Food
Components of Food If you are trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition, starting with the components of food. Facts about calories: You need enough calories to maintain your energy level, but no more than you can burn off. This is called an energy balance. If you take in more calories than you burn, you gain weight. If you take in fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight. If you balance the two, you maintain your weight. Even...