Daily Energy Balance

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    • #600
      Diana Timpano
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      Other than kilocalories, what information is important in determining whether or not you are consuming a healthy diet?

    • #20807
      Poison
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      I’m not sure but maybe the amount of fat, carbohydrate and protein you eat.

    • #20810
      James
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      Vitamins & minerals are also essential

    • #20811
      Poison
      Participant

      Oh yes, James. I forgot to write.

    • #20814
      MrMistery
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      The diet of a normal adult should consist of 50% sugars, 30% fat and 20% proteins, vitamins and oligoelements. There are 24 essential oligoelements if i remember correctly
      Regards,
      Andrew
      PS: the diet of a normal is said to be about 3000kcal/day(if you do not to lose weight)

    • #20816
      biostudent84
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      quote MrMistery:

      The diet of a normal adult should consist of 50% sugars, 30% fat and 20% proteins, vitamins and oligoelements. There are 24 essential oligoelements if i remember correctly
      Regards,
      Andrew
      PS: the diet of a normal is said to be about 3000kcal/day(if you do not to lose weight)

      Can I ask the source of your information, Andrew? I’m not calling you wrong…it’s just that the numbers they teach in my country are slightly different.

      In America, the numbers are:
      Sugars: 60%
      Fat: 30%
      Protein: 10%
      kcal/day: 2000

      Kyle

      ps: just for reference for those who are following this thread and don’t know…1 food Calorie is equal to 1kcal or 1000 calories. A food calorie is denoted as “Calorie” and a scientific calorie is denoted as a “calorie”

    • #20818
      MrMistery
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      The numbers do differ a lot between US and Romania, or so it seems
      My source is one of the many textbooks i have. It is an 11th grade textbook by some guys called Grigore Strungaru and Jenina Cirstoiu. I am looking at it right now. I do not know what to say about this problem…

    • #20823
      biostudent84
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      quote MrMistery:

      The numbers do differ a lot between US and Romania, or so it seems
      My source is one of the many textbooks i have. It is an 11th grade textbook by some guys called Grigore Strungaru and Jenina Cirstoiu. I am looking at it right now. I do not know what to say about this problem…

      I don’t think it’s really a problem. There are different types of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. The percentages are based on a distribution of all these. I’m willing to bet that because of cultural differences between Romania and America, the distirbution of all these are differing.

    • #20833
      mith
      Participant

      Those numbers look very strange. Only 10% proteins?

    • #20843
      MrMistery
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      I think so too, that’s why I am sticking to my 20%. But if you eat all the right proteins maybe you could healthy with only 10%. Don’t forget, the body can synthesise 12 out of 20 aminos
      Regards,
      Andrew

    • #20849
      thank.darwin
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      quote mithrilhack:

      Those numbers look very strange. Only 10% proteins?

      That’s what it says in my bio book…

    • #20860
      mith
      Participant

      I’m thinking those numbers are for how you get your calories, not how much of each you should eat…

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