The Exchange System

Originally designed for diabetics, the exchange system is a widely used method of meal planning. Foods are divided into six groups or exchanges on the basis of their carbohydrate, protein, and fat content. Similar foods are placed in the same group. Many commercial weight loss programs use exchanges. STARCH GROUP MEAT GROUP VEGETABLE GROUP FRUIT GROUP MILK GROUP FAT GROUP Starch group - each exchange 80 calories 1 2 cup starchy Vegetables (corn, peas, lima beans, winter squash) 1 slice Bread 1...

Thermal effect of food

An increase in metabolic rate is stimulated by eating due to the energy-requiring process of digesting, absorbing, and metabolizing the various nutrients. This accounts for approximately 10 percent of total caloric output. This process is sometimes referred to as the specific dynamic action or dietary-induced thermogenesis. It reaches a maximum within 1 hour after a meal. Therefore, skipping meals tends to decrease metabolic rate so you burn calories at a lower rate (in other words, you lower...

Beef pork lamb and vealTotal fat grams

Beef, 3.5 oz., cooked, fat trimmed of visible fat grams Beef fat, 1 Brains Brisket, lean Corned Extra lean, round sirloin Lean, ground Regular Prime rib Rib-eye steak Short ribs Summer sausage Chitterlings, 3 oz Italian Polish sausage, 3 oz Pork ribs, 1-2 large Pork roast, 3 oz lean Pork steak, 3 oz lean Sausage, 4 links Bacon, 3 slices Bacon, Canadian style, 3 slices Breakfast strips, 3 Frankfurter, 1 Salami, cooked, 2 oz Lamb, 3 oz Veal, 3 oz Egg, whole, 1 Chicken fat, 1 Chicken Chicken roll,...

Navy Physical Readiness

Why is there no allowance for age in the Navy Physical Readiness weight and body fat standards It is true that many people in the United States tend to gain weight with age, but it is not necessary that we do. Getting fatter as we get older is not without increased health risks. According to the 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that we not allow our weight to increase as we age. Diseases associated with aging such as Type II diabetes, heart disease, and stroke are more...

Forge The Future

Fit Today for Tomorrow's Challenges navpers 15602b BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON, D.C. 20370-5000 In reply refer to 6100 Ser 60 01186 Sep 17 1996 From Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel, Personal Readiness and Community Support Pers-6 Subj NAVY NUTRITION AND WEIGHT CONTROL SELF-STUDY GUIDE Encl 1 Navy Nutrition and Weight Control Self-Study Guide 1. The Navy Nutrition and Weight Control Self-Study Guide enclosure 1 , is the principal tool that will enable service members to vastly...