Continuing on the quest for healthier pot roast I need to figure out what to shoot for in terms of numbers.  I suppose I need to first know what the total daily goals should be.  Back to research mode.

First I find a government web site www.health.gov  Looks promising, there’s a link called “dietary guidelines”.  It says it’s “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice.”  That’s what we’re looking for, right? I go to Read the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans online.   Now it says “The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals”. “Policy makers and professionals”, so not exactly the “go-to source for Americans” as it said on the first page.  After much clicking I find that this site is as helpful as you would expect a government site to be.   I did find that they recommend that females age 31-50 should shoot for an 1800 calories diet and males of that age a 2200 calorie a day diet.  I think I’ll calculate our numbers at 2000 calories a day, because I don’t want to have to do calculations for Dave and me separately.  Note to self, eat less than Dave.