groups. Do not deduct 10 points if a food group's nutrients(e.g., carbs, proteins, fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals) areadequately substituted with that of another food group. 2. The diet does not provide at least 45% of its calories fromcarbohydrate sources. In order to prevent ketosis, at least150g of glucose/day is required. That's 33-50% of totalcalorie intake on a 1200-calorie diet. Keep in mind that isthe minimum. For highly active individuals, that amountshould increase to 60% at times, i.e., immediately afterexercise. 3. The carbohydrate content exceeds 20% concentratedsugars. At least 80% of carbohydrate sources should becomplex, and preferably in the form of vegetables, seeds,and legumes. 4. The protein content exceeds 30%. A very high proteinintake is unnecessary, it places additional strain on theurinary system, and it is a poor source of energy. Thirtypercent is more than adequate, even for growing childrenand teenagers. The only group that requires higher proteinintake are those who recently suffered a severe injury (e.g.,leg amputation), infection, or surgery. However, theseindividuals will be under the care of a physician with aspecial high protein diet. 5. Protein content accounts for 15% or less of total calories.Although unnecessary in large amounts, protein still hasmany vital functions, including tissue repair and theformation of enzymes. 6. Fats exceed 30% of total intake. Besides increasing therisk of cardiovascular disease, high fat diets have not beendemonstrated to decrease weight better than other methodsof 'proper' eating. 7. Total fat consumption is less than 15% of total calories.Fat in moderate amounts is essential for a healthy diet, andsuch a diet provides taste to many foods. Fat intake below15% for long periods, for most individuals, is unrealistic.Fat intake that is too low can also be detrimental to childrenand teenagers who require ample kcalories for continuedgrowth. 8. Total fat consumption is less than 25% essential fattyacids, and saturated fat is more than 30% of total fatconsumption. Deduct 10 for each.