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The typical American diet is unbalanced when it comes to the makeup of our caloric intake. Ideally you'd like to have about 30% of your calories from protein, 30% from fat, and the remaining 40% from carbohydrates. However, it's far more typical for carbohydrates and fat to make up nearly 90% of the average American's diet. The calories in your diet come from three primary groups of macronutrients: Protein, Carbohydrate, and Fat. Protein and Carbohydrates each have 4 calories per gram, while Fat weighs in at 9 calories per gram. Alcohol has 7 calories per gram and isn’t recognized and readily utilized by your body as a nutrient – hence the term “empty calorie”. Balance in your diet is import

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