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For a quick answer to just about any question on weight control, check out our LearnAbouts. With LearnAbouts, the answers you seek are at your fingertips. And because each LearnAbout has been fact checked by CalorieKing's dietitians, you know you're getting scientifically-sound information you can trust.

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How Much Carbohydrate Do I Need?

Between 45 and 65 percent of your total calories should come from carbohydrate. Carbohydrate is the body's main fuel source and should therefore make up the majority of your daily energy intake, mainly in the form of whole grains, vegetables, legumes and some fruit. Exactly how many carbohydrates you need...

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Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?

Can a vegetarian diet provide enough protein? The answer is yes, in most cases, as long as you are eating a well-balanced diet. If you eat enough calories to meet your daily energy needs, consume a moderate amount of dietary fat, include vitamin B-12, vitamin D and iron food sources,...

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Work

Do you often find yourself having a snack attack at 3pm? If so, try to resist the lure of the bag of cookies or the call of the vending machine. Instead, plan ahead and try one of these ideas, aiming for a 100 to 150 calorie snack: Carrot, celery and...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory