New USDA Dietary Guidelines

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For 2017 the United States Depepartment of Agriculture released some new dietary guidelines. It notably eased it’s hard restrictions towards cholesterol and sodium while giving the OK for a cup of caffeinated coffee in the morning.

The Washington Post had an excellent article on all of the details so I don’t want to copy and rehash what they’ve already said.

Mainly, I wanted to share the two infographics below as I thought they were a great visualization for how we should be eating in the event you don’t want to read a long article.

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Best practice for maintaining a healthy weight if you don’t want to go through the trouble of scaling all your food, timing all your meals, etc…When making food choices, stick to that “Best Things To Eat” infographic, it’s an excellent starting point and will be hard to be in an extreme caloric surplus with those options.

Calorie counting, followed by macronutrient counting is ultimately the be all end all in terms of weight management, muscle growth, energy, and maximimizing your strength gains. There is no shortcut. People that are more particular will yield better results but maintaining a healthy lifestyle will not require the same amount of effort.


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Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM's "The Fitness Edge".
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