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21 Feb 2004

help plse!!
plse can you tell me what the following means and can you plse give some eg of foods to be consumed to achive this:

"consume 259 g fibre and allowa diet in which 15% of total calorie intake is derived from protein and 30% from fat, with remainder derived from carbohydrates." this aparently will result in the porportion of calories satured fat to fall by 18%, while daily calorie consumption increases by 400 calories per day to around 2800 calories

is this good ?

regards
Juan
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear John
Are you SURE you have the correct numbers? The recommended daily intake for dietary fibre is 25g, not 259g (I don't think anyone could eat this much fibre and survive!). So I shall presume you mean 25g of fibre. If 25g of fibre is correct, then these instructions are based on the so-called "Prudent Diet Recommendations". Basically it means that you need to eat more carbohydrates and less fat and also to cut down on your protein consumption. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'Slimming Diet' which gives you can example of a low-fat, high-fibre, high-carb diet, which is however, not 400 calories higher than the normal diet, but rather reduced by that amount. If you need to lose weight or control your fat intake then this diet is a good idea. If you are trying to gain weight, then you would eat larger portions of the permitted foods.
Best regards
DietDoc
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