Nutrition and Metabolism

Nutrition and Metabolism

Read p. 487-497
Nutritional Diary and Nutritional Information Worksheet
Nutritional Diary:
Complete a table for one day of 3 meals, itemize for breakfast, lunch and dinner the food items, nutrient (carbohydrate, protein and lipid) serving amounts in grams and calorie content (4, 4 and 9 per gram of each of the above nutrients respectively). Total calories per meal and per day.

Example Below: Breakfast

Item: Bagel Nutrient: Carbohydrate Grams: 10 grams Calories: 40 calories

Total calories for Breakfast:

Nutritional Information Worksheet:
Use daily calorie totals from above to compare with the following

Daily caloric intake – well-balanced diet


1,600 smallest servings

2,800 largest servings

Formula of caloric intake for a desired body weight

Desired body weight (lbs.) x 10 (not active)

x 15 (moderately active)

x 20 (highly active) = caloric intake to maintain desired weight

ex. 180lbs x 20 = 3,600 calories

Formula for ideal weight without health risk

BMI – Body Mass Index

BMI = Weight (lbs.) x 700

Height (inches) 2

Range: equal to or greater than 27 = increased health risk

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