Quickie formulas for protein and calorie needs

There are more rapid methods available to determine a patient's daily calorie and protein needs. These "quickie" formulas have been shown to be reliable in most patients.

Protein Needs

Calorie Needs

Minimal severity of illness Moderate severity of illness Severe severity of illness

0.8 g/kg/day 1.0g/kg/day 1.5-2.5 g/kg/day

20-25 kcal/kg/day 25-30 kcal/kg/day 30-35 kcal/kg/day

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Good Carb Diet

Good Carb Diet

WHAT IT IS A three-phase plan that has been likened to the low-carbohydrate Atkins program because during the first two weeks, South Beach eliminates most carbs, including bread, pasta, potatoes, fruit and most dairy products. In PHASE 2, healthy carbs, including most fruits, whole grains and dairy products are gradually reintroduced, but processed carbs such as bagels, cookies, cornflakes, regular pasta and rice cakes remain on the list of foods to avoid or eat rarely.

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