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Answer to Anna from England

The RDA for protein for a healthy adult is .8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight. That is really quite a bit less than most of us get each day. For carbohydrates, the official recommendation is that carbohydrates should provide 55% of your daily energy intake. So if you are eating 1500 calories a day, at least 825 of them should come from carbohydrates. That amount of calories would be provided by 206 grams of carbohydrate. (1500 X .55 = 825, 825/4 = 206) You can follow the same calculations for your own caloric level. Of course, if your are following a very low fat diet, you can go a little higher with your carbohydrate intake, perhaps as high as 60-70%. I hope this helps answer your question.
Sandi, Dietetic Intern
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