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1. What determines how much protein someone needs in one day?
height weight sex
2. Why are animal proteins easier to use?
more amino acids
3. Which part of your body are made primarily from protein?
hair nails bone marrow
4. When is protein used for energy?
only in extreme times of crisis
5. Why are plant proteins considered incomplete?
don't have all the amino acids
6. How many essential amino acids are there?
9
7. How many amino acids are there?
22
8. What are the two main classes of carbs?
simple and complex
9. What percentage of your calories should be from protein?
50%
10. What percentage of your diet should be from carbohydrates?
30%
11. What is a lipid?
fat
12. What are triglycerides?
basic building blocks of fat
13. How many Mg of cholesterol a day should you eat in a day?
300 or less
14. Why are HDL's considered "good" cholesterol?
remove cholestoral from your body
15. What is trans-fat?
Man made fat that lowers your good cholesterol while raising your bad
16. What number should your cholesterol be at?
200 ore less
17. What percentage of your diet should be compromised of fat?
20%
18. What are HDL's and LDL's?
good and bat fat (respectively)
19. What can people not eat while on the atkins diet?
carbs
20. What are 3 health risks related to people on the atkins diet?
high cholesterol, kidney stones, heart complications
21. How many grams of carbs can a person eat per day in the first week of the atkins diet?
20
22. How big is one serving size of meat?
3 oz or one deck of cards
23. What makes a product labeled "fat free"?
Less than .5 grams of fat
24. What makes a product labled "reduced fat"?
25% less fat than the original item
25. Which types of foods are low in saturated fats?
fruits and veggies
26. Which types of foods are high in saturated fats?
animal based products
27. What are the 3 main sources of energy that your body uses?
carbs, proteins, fat
28. What percentage of your body weight is protein?
50%