Q. I try to keep a track of the calories I consume, the nutrients, minerals I get, etc., but I don’t know how to balance all that. How to manage my diet to get all the nutrients that my body needs without exceeding in any.. For example: if I hit the % of fiber that I need, I exceed the % of protein. Please guide me.
A. Please consider any or all three of the following suggestions to monitor your needs/goals. The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI’s) estimate average requirements for daily nutrients for the population at large and vary by sex and age.
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) professional can determine your nutritional and caloric needs based on your health history, age, gender, height, weight, and physical activity status. You can find a local RDN to work with through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.