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Belleview, Florida, Including The Villages and Ocala, Fl
Individual Program Design
To Help YOU Lose Weight, Build Muscle, Get Fit
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|First thing to learn is that everything
about the nutrition label -- what it
contains, what it doesn't, and how it is
presented -- was decided upon by the
All serving sizes have been set by the
FDA. All of the information below
pertains to this amount of food.
Calories are figured from the amount
of fat, carbohydrate, and protein in the
Calories from Fat
This shows how many calories come
from fat. To find the Percentage of
Calories Derived from Fat, divide
Calories from Fat by total Calories. In
this case, this food gets 5 of its 150
calories from fat, or 3%.
% Daily Value*
This is a way that you can evaluate
how a particular food fits into your daily
meal plan. These percentages are
based on health agency guidelines
listed in the footnote at the bottom of
the label, for a person eating 2,000
calories in a day. This food item
provides only 1% of the amount of fat
that a person eating 2,000 calories
would consume in a day. Daily Values
do not indicate the percentage of a
nutrient in a food — for instance, the
Daily Value for fat does NOT show the
percentage of calories from fat.
Many people are watching how much fat they eat. Total fat consists of four
subtypes of fat: saturated fat, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, and
This is a fat that's linked with high blood cholesterol. (saturated fat can be
rounded to 0 grams if less than 1/2 gram per serving).
This is a fat that’s linked with high blood cholesterol. (may be 0 grams if less
than 1/2 gram per serving).
Cholesterol is only found in products of animal origin. If a product has very little
cholesterol (less than 2 mg per \ serving), this value can be rounded down to
High levels of sodium are found in salt, soy sauce, condiments, processed
foods, cured meats and cheese. Some people are very salt sensitive. Others
can eat sodium without ill effects. (sodium can be rounded to 0 grams if less
than 5 mg per serving).
Carbohydrates contain three categories: simple carbohydrates (sugars);
complex carbohydrates (starches); and dietary fiber.
Dietary fiber are carbohydrates that aren’t digested by human enzymes.
They're only found in foods of plant origin, and provide roughage or bulk to our
foods. (dietary fiber can be rounded to 0 grams if less than 1/2 gram per
Sugars can be naturally occurring, like the fructose in fruit and juice, or lactose
in milk. They can also be from refined sources, such as table sugar (sucrose),
corn syrup, or molasses. The FDA has not determined a Daily Value for sugar.
(sugars can be rounded to 0 grams if less than 1/2 gram per serving).
Protein is the building material of our bodies. The FDA has determined that
most Americans get more than enough protein, and does not require a Daily
Vitamins and Minerals
These numbers list the percentage of the USRDA of these nutrients. USRDA
stands for United States Recommended Daily Allowance.
*Percent Daily Values Footnote
Health agencies, such as the American Heart Association, have set guidelines
for healthy eating. This footnote sets out guidelines that apply to people eating
2,000 or 2,500 calories. These guidelines don't change from label to label.
They do not represent what's in the food you're buying. Instead, these numbers
are used to calculate the Daily Values column above. For instance, according
to the USDA, a person eating 2,000 calories should eat no more than 65 grams
of fat. A serving of this food provides 0.5 grams of fat. Divide 0.5 by 65 to get
1%. This food provides 1% of your Daily Value for total fat if you eat 2,000
Calories Per Gram Footnote
These numbers are constants. Every gram of fat has 9 calories. A gram of
carbohydrate or protein has 4 calories each. For instance, this food in the
above nutrition label has 0.5 grams of fat. You would multiply 0.5 by 9 to get
4.5, which is rounded up to 5 Calories from Fat.