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Use the Healthy Body Calculator® or Healthy Kid Calculator® to add your measurements, weight goal (lose, gain or maintain weight) to determine your calorie goal based on your health needs.

Your Body Data Required
Gender: Male
Female
What is your birth date?: Month: Day: Year:
Calorie Distribution Required
Calories:
Protein: percent
Fat: percent
Carbohydrate: percent
Since you are entering your own calorie goal, you may not achieve your weight goal or your calorie needs if you are pregnant or breast feeding or growth needs if you are a child under the age of 18. You may want to try the Healthy Body Calculator® or Healthy Kid Calculator® to get a custom calorie goal.

Your Food Preferences Required
What type of milk do you drink?
Skim, fat-free milk or yogurt, buttermilk, acidophilus, Lactaid
1%, low fat milk or yogurt, plain kefir, buttermilk, acidophilus, Lactaid
2%, reduced fat milk, yogurt or kefir, Lactaid
Whole, evaporated milk, plain yogurt, Lactaid, goat milk
Soy milk - regular plain
Rice drink enriched - low-fat plain
None
What type of meat or plant based proteins are you more likely to eat?
Plant based proteins such as tofu, tempeh, soy based meatless foods, nuts?
Lean meats (skinless, trimmed fat, broiled or roasted) such as beef, buffalo, chicken, fish, ham, lamb, ostrich, pork, shellfish, turkey, veal, low fat or fat-free cheeses, low fat sausages or sandwich meat, egg whites or egg substitutes?
Medium fat meats (roasted or pan broiled) such as beef ground (75% to 85% lean), chicken fried with skin, fish fried, lamb ground, reduced fat sausages, turkey ground, reduced fat cheeses or whole eggs?
High fat meats (not recommended for a healthy eating plan) such as bacon (pork or turkey), spareribs, ground pork or pork sausage, cheeses, sandwich meats, sausages, hot dogs?
If you don't eat red meats or only eat chicken or fish, choose the meat type that includes what you eat.

How many servings of cooked dried beans, dried peas or lentils do you eat daily?
One serving a day
Two servings a day
Three servings a day
None
Are you a vegetarian or vegan?
No I eat meat
Yes I eat plant based protein
When would you like to eat snacks?
Mid-morning
Mid-afternoon
Evening
None
If you have type 1 diabetes or need to take medication with food, when do you need a snack? Select as many snacks as you want.
Do you drink alcohol beverages every day?
None
1 drink    2 drinks
One lite beer (12 ounces)
One regular beer (12 ounces)
5 ounces wine (red or white)
3 ½ ounces dessert wine like sweet sherry
2 ounces Sake
1 ½ ounces distilled spirits (80 proof gin, tequila, vodka, whiskey or rum)
1 ounce liqueur (53 proof coffee, 72 proof creme de menthe)




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