|Nutrient Composition of the Therapeutic Lifestyle
Changes (TLC) Diet
||<7% of total calories
||Up to 10% of total calories
||Up to 20% of total calories
||25% - 35% of total calories
||50% - 60% of total calories
||20 - 30 g/d
||Approximately 15% of total calories
||Balance energy intake and expenditure to maintain desirable body
weight/prevent weight gain
*Trans fatty acids are another LDL-raising fat that should be kept at a low intake
¢Carbohydrates should be derived predominantly from foods rich in complex carbohydrates
including grains, especially whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
§Daily energy expenditure should include at least moderate physical activity
(contributing approximately 200kcal/d).