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Clinical Nutrition For Dummies by Michael Rovito

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Chapter 3

Determining Whether You're Eating Correctly

In This Chapter

arrow Getting familiar with nutritional guidelines

arrow Discovering the variety of existing guidelines

arrow Assessing your level of healthiness

arrow Understanding how what you eat influences your health and wellness

As you begin to understand the influence of nutrition in health outcomes (either good or bad), you also begin to understand that knowing what foods are healthy for you can be confusing. Further, determining how much of any particular food to eat on a given day to ensure proper nutrition can be even more daunting. Although these tasks are difficult, they're not impossible.

As I explain in Chapter 2, the ABCMVs of nutrition can help you understand how you should be eating. However, the question of what you should be eating and how much is a bit more specific. Quite a bit of research has been done — and continues to be done — in this area to help people make the best dietary decisions for the best health outcomes. In addition, nutrition research organizations and governments around the world have published guidelines to help ...

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