Nutrition Jargon Made Simple

It can be easy to get bogged down with technical terms used in the various circles of the nutrition industry. Below are some of the most common ones explained so that you have a basic understanding of what they mean when you hear people say them. Calories: Calories are used to describe how much energy is yielded from the food we eat. You will see these on the back of food labels or if you do a quick search for any food on doctor Google. Calorie Dense: When we say certain foods are calorie-dense, we mean they…

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Diet Set Up In Three Steps

Step 1. Estimating Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) To estimate your BMR you can choose your pick of the predictive metabolic equations. None of them will get it spot on to the calorie as this would require you spending the night in an expensive lab known as a metabolic ward. However, predictive metabolic equations will get you in the ballpark usually within 10% give or take of your energy needs. The one that has been shown to have the most accuracy in the research when compared against the others is known as the Miffen St. Joer. Here…

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