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Correct Amount of Nutritients

So I feel like I have finally made the transition from eating strictly weight loss to eating for health. I'd like to analyze my diet how close I am to an "ideal" diet. Anyone know of any websites that give guidelines for the number of grams of protein, fiber, sugar, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc. should be in an "ideal" diet?

Wed. Jan 17, 4:09pm

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oops...sorry for the typo in the heading. I know that is going to drive some of you CRAZY!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 4:10 PM

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I don't know to be honest. But one thing I've heard a number of times is that the FDA recommendations aren't ideal. They're very conservative numbers, and are based on a 2000 cal/day diet. There are health benefits associated with getting a higher intake of nutrients (in many instances), but at the same time, there are vitamins and minerals that can be toxic in large amounts. If my memory serves me correctly, vitamin A is one of them.

Sorry I can't help more, but I just thought I'd mention that.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 4:44 PM

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This website is my favourite. There's a lot more info there than meets the eye, so give yourself a good hour or so to look around. Seriously, the amount of info is staggering.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 9:11 PM

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OP here - WOW! Really cool site. Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for your help!

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 1:46 PM

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also try worlds healthiest food web page


Saturday, January 27, 2007, 9:12 PM

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I use Diet Power software to track my calories and 30+ nutrients in my diet. The website at offers a free 2-week trial, either by download or by mailed CD. Recently, I noticed that, for some reason, my selenium numbers were lower than usual. Using various features in the software, I was able to determine that I've recently been forgetting to include seafood in my diet.


Sunday, January 28, 2007, 9:56 AM

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