Healthy Diet Research Paper

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A balanced diet is crucial for good health. Getting to and maintaining a healthy weight is important, not only for your self esteem, but also for the way that you feel. Your health can be directly impacted by how much you weigh. No one is saying that the last five pounds that you think you need to shave off is hurting anything besides your ego, but most people are more overweight than that. There are 34 million people who are classified as clinically obese. (Source: www.med.Stanford.edu) Ironically, the number of people who qualify as being on a diet at any given time is far lower, at a reported 20 million. (Source: www.thriveonline.com).

The type of diet that most people follow varies greatly. Some people will go to the doctor and ask for a sensible, healthy and, most of all, balanced diet plan that will carefully consider the need for all three of the macronutrients, which are fats, carbohydrates and proteins. They will include a variety of foods from all of the food groups so that all of the
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There have been high protein diets, all liquid protein diets and the supplement only diets. None of these work, at least not for the long term, and extremely high amounts of protein can be dangerous, especially to those who have diabetes, kidney disease or those who are at risk for these or other conditions. While it is important to finally manage to get your weight to a healthy number, it is just as important to do so by balancing the diet, including the amount of protein that you eat. Figuring out the amount that you need can be as simple as the answer to a few simple questions: how much do you weigh and how much exercise do you get? From these answers, you will know how many calories you need to take in to maintain your weight, how many to drop to lose weight and what percentage of those calories should be

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