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How do I know how many micro nutrients I should be shooting for each day?

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Hi folks-

Obviously I'm new to this.    I see there are a lot of different apps out there like Chronometer to track the nutrients that you're consuming.... but how do I know how much of each micro nutrient I should be getting?

Are RDA's accurate?  I've read that a lot of government diet plans & nutrition advice is way off.   

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I actually use the tool on this webpage: https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/dri-calculator/.

However, like you, I'm new. I've actually tried caloric restriction for under a year, and have done it successfully for more than a few months. This is my first day posting on CRSociety.org, though.

Does the tool I'm using to track the nutritional intake I need suffice?

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On 4/10/2020 at 8:30 PM, Afraid to Use my Real Name said:

I actually use the tool on this webpage: https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/dri-calculator/.

However, like you, I'm new. I've actually tried caloric restriction for under a year, and have done it successfully for more than a few months. This is my first day posting on CRSociety.org, though.

Does the tool I'm using to track the nutritional intake I need suffice?

The free cronometer app is the probably the best one, presently, with added options for a modest price

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On 4/10/2020 at 3:28 AM, emarcomd said:

Hi folks-

Obviously I'm new to this.    I see there are a lot of different apps out there like Chronometer to track the nutrients that you're consuming.... but how do I know how much of each micro nutrient I should be getting?

Are RDA's accurate?  I've read that a lot of government diet plans & nutrition advice is way off.   

We cannot say that RDA's are accurate since they are a  just cautious estimate of a random quantity. So they are meant to protect 97.5% of the population from a serious deficiency of a specific nutrient. Blood analyses will confirm if the official RDAs are enough in your specific situation

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