Does the US Dietary Guidelines call for less than 10% of calories from sugar mean sucrose, naturally occurring sugars or all sugars?

Does the US Dietary Guidelines in calling for no more than 10% of calories from sugar mean a) added sucrose, b) sucrose, added or naturally occurring, or c) all simple sugars (fructose, glucose, lactose, sucrose, etc.)? Do you also know whether sugars on the food label refers to added sucrose or to sucrose (whether or...

Is sugar in the US Dietary Guidelines for added sugars or just sucrose?

You have been so kind to take the time to answer my questions. Thank you so very much. Please permit me a couple of follow-up questions. The US Dietary Guidelines recommend moderate intake of sugar which includes sugar you add to food at the table as well as sugar added by food manufacturers. Am I...

What is obesity?

What is obesity? Obesity is a medical diagnosis that describes a condition where you weigh 20% more than the maximum you should for your age and gender. Obesity is a risk for getting diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Obese kids are more likely to be obese adults. For instance, if you are 10-year old girl...

How many calories should I eat for my height and size in order to lose weight?

With so many so-called experts out there with such a variety of diets and nutrition theories, I'm overwhelmed. So, I'm going back to the basics. I'm charting my calorie intake and trying to eat sensibly in attempting to lose a few pounds. I'm wondering, however, how many calories I should be consuming a day...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who want to lose weight?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who want to lose weight? The Weight Management practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with people who want to lose weight and keep it off. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your...

What is your opinion on vegan, dairy-free and 5:2 diets?

I'm a year 9 student from St Patrick's College in Tasmania, Australia. I am researching diets for one of my classes as my final assignment. I would like your opinion on the following diets, vegan, dairy-free and the 5:2 diet. I would like to know how effective and sustainable you think they are, whether...

Can you give me some tips to losing weight?

Can you give me some tips for losing weight? Ten Changes You Can Make to Lose Weight * Appetizer reading Ten Simple Healthy Eating Habits. Set realistic goals - You didn't put on extra weight overnight so it is equally unrealistic to take it off quickly. Record a goal that you can reach in one...

I am overweight and need a 1200 calorie diet.

I am overweight and a need 1200 calorie diet. Please send a copy to me. Weight loss eating plans are not a one size fits all. I would highly recommend you contact a Registered Dietitian for assistance. In the meantime, try my HELP Healthy Eating For Life Plan® for a personalized eating plan based on...

My wife broke her hip and ever since she has been underweight.

My wife fell and broke her hip 2 years ago. Ever since then she has been underweight. She only weighs around 94 pounds. When I try to sneak in larger portions, she notices it and leaves some. I can't get her to eat more. Do you have any suggestions? She can't walk very far...

What does BEE stand for in nutrition?

What does BEE stand for in nutrition? BEE = basal energy expenditure. It is the number of calories your body burns lying awake in bed without moving a muscle. Most people's bodies burn more calories just keeping the body running than they burn up in exercise with their muscles during a typical day.

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