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ekgcircle3.gif (1164 bytes) NCEP III TLC Table
Nutrient Composition of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet
Nutrient Recommended Intake
Saturated Fat* <7% of total calories
Polyunsaturated Fat Up to 10% of total calories
Monounsaturated Fat Up to 20% of total calories
Total Fat 25% - 35% of total calories
Carbohydrate¢ 50% - 60% of total calories
Fiber 20 - 30 g/d
Protein Approximately 15% of total calories
Cholesterol <200mg/d
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).



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