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Thanks to the new healthcare reforms, some restaurant must include health information on their menus. What should you order? Here are my three key tips for ordering:

Multiply by 10
For the average person to maintain their weight as it is, try this simple formula: Multiply your weight by 10. That is the total number of calories you will need to consume in a day without exercise to maintain your weight exactly as it is.

The Truth About "Low-Fat"
Low-fat does not mean low calories. Most low-fat items have the same or about the same number of calories as the full-fat versions. So if those extra calories are finding their way onto your plate, don't fool yourself by sacrificing taste for fat. Just keep them as a once a week or a once a month option.

Fat Guidelines
According to weight loss experts, fat grams should be kept to no more than 30 to 35 grams per day. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website suggests the following:
  • A 1,600-calorie-per-day diet should contain no more than 18 grams of saturated fat and 53 grams of fat in total.
  • A 2,000-calorie-per-day diet should contain no more than 20 grams of saturated fat and no more than 65 grams of fat in total.
  • A 2,200-calorie-per-day diet should contain no more than 24 grams of saturated fat and no more than 73 grams of fat in total.
  • A 2,500-calorie-per-day diet should contain no more than 25 grams of saturated fat and no more than 80 grams of fat in total.
  • A 2,800-calorie-per-day diet should contain no more than 31 grams of saturated fat and no more than 93 grams of fat in total.
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