Nutrition Quotient (NQ), Your

 

Your Nutrition Quotient is a single number reflecting how well your diet matches your Personal Daily Allowances. You'll find your NQ in four places:

 

  • On your Body History screens

 

You can think of your NQ as either an IQ or a letter grade. Grade ranges and their color-coding are as follows:

 

Nutrition Quotient

Letter Grade

Color

0 to 59

F

Red

60 to 69

D

Orange

70 to 79

C

Yellow

80 to 89

B

Green

90 to 99

A

Blue

100 to 119

A+

Violet

120 to 139

A++

Indigo

140 and above

Genius

Black

 

Three Caveats

How to Raise Your NQ

 

While using the Food Log:

  1. Watch the "NQ+-" column, beside the food list. The numbers in that column show how each food will change your Nutrition Quotient (NQ):

  1. Watch the Advice Line, in the Scoreboard under your NQ. The Advice Line tells which nutrients to seek or shun* for easiest improvement. (To find foods that are rich in a particular nutrient, use the Food Coach or PowerFoods.)

*

"What good is telling me to shun a nutrient if I've already gotten too much?" you might ask. In fact, the Advice Line doesn't work that way. It's based on your projected intake. "Get less zinc" means you'll get too much if you're not careful for the rest of the day. It doesn't mean you've already had too much.

 

Remember: "Eat Your Greens"

 

Thanks to DietPower's color-coding, if you simply log  green foods  and avoid gray foods, you will continually improve your Nutrition Quotient.

 


 

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Last Modified: 4/11/10