Analysis : Custom Nutrient Requirements (FAQs)
The limits that trigger the red and green flags on the Analysis page can be fine-tuned based on your own personal preferences. Here's a brief description of what each one of the options represent:
The USDA Daily Values are generally safe and accepted, but they are not tailored to your specific gender and age which makes them overly broad (essentially, a 20-year-old girl is not given the same recommendations as a 40-year-old man).
Since your account data provide us with the unique opportunity to improve on this approach and make customized recommendations, we've created a new set of guidelines that we refer to as Calorie Count Recommended Values. These new limits were defined by our nutritionist, Mary Hartley, RD, and they are based on the Dietary Reference Intakes, which are adapted to your specific demographic parameters. We recommend using to this option.
There are also additional guidelines available, just in case that you're looking for something off the beaten path. For each one of those sets of nutrient limits, we are factoring in your age and gender the same way we do it for the Calorie Count Recommended Values option.
Added 2010-03-29 22:51:54
Updated 2010-04-08 20:34:14
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