Fiber Requirement - Calculator

How much daily fiber do I need???


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Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients). National Academy Press p. 265-334. 2002.

Other Calculators

Dieting - BMR - RMR Calculators: Several of these calculators may be particularly useful for dieters. 
Just about every single MAJOR calorie/ energy equation that has
been released over the last 90 years is included below.   Each
calculator has a customized printout option for easy analysis. 
Try each calculator - print out the results -  then compare!
Estimated  'Calorie'  Calculators
Calorie calc (BMR) Harris-Benedict------------------> Harris-Benedict Equation: Estimation of total calories needed. MOST widely used equation for calculating basal metabolic rate and total calories. Updated Harris-Benedict Equation------------------> Revised Harris-Benedict Equation
The original Harris Benedict equation was revised in 1984.  This updated equation can be used to calculate the basal metabolic rate and total calories.
RESTING Metabolic Rate (RMR)-----------------------> Resting Metabolic Rate Calc
This equation can be used to calculate the RESTING metabolic rate and total calories. Mifflin-St Jeor equation.
Schofield equation (BMR)-------------------------------> Schofield equation (BMR)
This equation was part of the previous government guidelines to formulate RDA's and can be used to calculate the basal metabolic rate and total calories needed.
Institute of Medicine Equation- LATEST EQUATION IOM Equation-Estimated Energy Requirement (EER)
Estimation of total calories needed. This equation is behind the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the new food pyramid, MyPyramid.
Other calculators and tools that have been added:
  1. Calculate the amount of protein that should be consumed daily based on the latest guidelines
  2. Calculate the amount of essential amino acids that are recommended in the diet
  3. Protein / Amino acid review
  4. Protein Sources (plant-based versus animal source)
  5. Calcium and Vitamin D Calculator - How much do I need?
  6. Soluble fiber calculator - Need at least 7 grams per day to maximize cholesterol lowering benefits.
  7. Fiber Content of Common Foods - Fiber Calculator
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