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Health and Nutrition -- Diet Plan Proposal

Health and Nutrition -- Diet Plan Proposal The objective of this project is to outline a dietary plan that will enable the subject to reduce excess body weight, lower body fat percentage, and maintain that diet for the long-term. In principle, that requires establishing fundamental principles of healthful nutrition that are effective from the weight-loss perspective but not so drastic or difficult to maintain that the diet will only be capable of being sustained for the short-term, resulting in the typical yo-yo weight loss and gain cycle that is characteristic of fad diets such as the Atkins Plan or South Beach Diet. Ideally, this diet plan will provide more of a lifelong approach to nutrition and ideal weight maintenance than a "diet" in the sense that it is intended only as a temporary solution to solve an acute problem of necessary weight reduction. Principles This nutritional plan will be based on the several fundamental principles. First, there is no point to any diet that is incapable of being sustained over a lifetime because losing weight and regaining it repeatedly is actually worse than remaining overweight for a longer period of time before finally losing the excess body weight. That is mainly because whenever a person loses a large amount of weight, a substantial portion of that weight is not fat but also muscle and other tissues. However, whenever one regains excess weight, especially in a short amount of time, virtually all of that weight is fat. As a result, a person who repeatedly loses weight and then regains it again actually increases his or her body fat percentage during every phases of that cycle. Second, a diet that requires severe calorie restriction or the complete (or nearly complete) elimination of entire classes of foods (such as carbohydrates) cannot possibly be sustained over a lifetime. Third, a serious effort to reduce excess body weight and to maintain a healthy body weight cannot be implemented on a periodic……

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Health Concerns in the Food and Beverage

Health Concerns in the Food and Beverage Industry The need of appropriate labeling Good nutrition means eating food containing the right nutrients and calories that are needed for proper growth and functioning of the body. A healthy person is noted to be active, alert as well as happy. It is important for a nation to ensure that its citizens are well fed in order for the industries to work. A well feed nation is a happy and prosperous one. Issue to do with food safety and security must be addressed in order to realize good nutrition in all the citizens. In this paper we debate on an issue of health value, that is -should the FDA administer regulations on nutritional value offered in menus? Health concerns in the food and beverage industry Obesity has increasingly been a concern in the food and beverage industry. This is due to the serious health problems that are caused by Obesity. The ever rising number of obesity patients as well as the level of severity of the condition is noted to be a great concern to various health bodies. In the U.S., obesity has increasingly been cited as a serious health issue. In fact obesity in the U.S. is noted to be among the world's highest rates (Jackson n.d). In 2010, the Center for Disease Control reported very high number of people with obesity. About 35.7% of American adults are obese while 17% of the American children are obese (CDC 2010). This disease cost the government and the tax payer a lot of money. The direct medical cost attributed to obesity as well as the indirect economic loss for instance is estimated to have been between $51.64-$99.2 billions this figure soon increased to $61 billion and then $117 in the year 2000 (Wellman & Barbara,2002). The obesity related medical expenditure is noted to have reached about $75 billion (CDC 2004). NIDDK (2010) noted that two-thirds of all adults in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. EIRIS (2006) noted that law makers, consumers and health groups have increasingly linked the consumption of certain food and beverages with the prevalence of obesity. Changes in the regulatory environment, consumer resistance and litigation are noted to be the key potential risks. Studies have indicated that even though the number of positive steps taken to prevent obesity is high, the main foods and beverage producers are not doing…

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Nutrition What Is Nutrition? Good

(Barverman) Although no specific diet exists to guarantee cancer prevention, studies show a low-fat diet high in fruits, vegetables, and fiber may help reduce the risks. In addition, these dietary recommendations are similar to those for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and weight management. CONCLUSION Good nutrition means eating foods each day that will give us the vitamins, minerals, and other things we need to keep our bodies strong. It means eating foods that give us enough calories to have a healthy body weight. It means getting enough protein to keep our bodies built up and repair any damage it may have. Poor nutrition is just the opposite, and it can lead to a myriad of health problems. It is important to learn how to eat right to maintain a healthy mind and body. The benefits from good nutrition include possibly living longer, living happier, and being more mentally and physically fit. Bibliography Shapiro Kendrick, A., Kaufmann, R. And Messenger, K.P. Healthy Young Children. National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1995. Null, Gary. The Complete Guide to Health and Nutrition. Doubleday, 1984. Fuller, Cook. Nutrition: Annual Editions. Dushkin, 1990. Braverman, Eric R. The Healing Nutrients Within. Keats Publishing, Inc., 1997. Pfeiffer, Carl C. Mental and Elemental Nutrients. New Canaan Publishing, 1975. Matsen, John.……

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Eating Disorders Contain a Series of Situations

Eating Disorders contain a series of situations that have a mania with food, weight and appearance to the extent that a person's well being, rapport and daily actions are badly affected. Eating disorders are prevalent and can have an influence on people of all ages and sexes, but it mainly affects young women. It is projected that in the United…

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Eating and Cholesterol

¶ … Eating Habits and Developing High Cholesterol Levels Coronary heart disease (CHD) remains the leading single cause of death in the United States today, and elevated serum cholesterol is widely recognized as being the risk factor responsible for myocardial infarction and CHD death; furthermore, a growing body of research supports the acceptance of hypercholesterolemia being as a causal and…

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Weight Obesity Is a Deadly Problem. According

Weight Obesity is a deadly problem. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, "unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year." The goal of this informative and instructional project is to improve the overall health and well-being of American children. Rates of preventable problems like obesity are deplorably high, and the root cause of overweight and obesity is poor nutrition. Obesity is a public health issue, a personal health concern, and is also becoming a financial issue given the unnecessary burden placed on our health care system. "The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion," (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2008). Good nutritional habits begin with education and awareness, and end with changes in lifestyle and practice. Therefore, the proximate goal of the project will be to raise awareness about nutrition and impact public policy related to childhood nutrition. Ultimately, changes in public policy should lead to changes in eating habits. Changes in children's eating habits will in turn lead to reduced rates of obesity. The purpose of this project is to teach the basics of healthy eating. Healthy eating will be defined in terms of the content of food, the quantity of food, and the context in which food is consumed. We will achieve the purpose of this project by designing a workshop on healthy eating. This workshop will include not just the target population of elementary aged students. Target populations also include the parents of those children, educators, and politicians. Children who are obese are likely to become obese adults, which spells future health problems. "Studies have shown that a child who is obese between the ages of 10 and 13 has an 80% chance of becoming an obese adult," (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2008). Poor eating habits and a lack of……

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Carbohydrates & Nutrition the Term "Simple Carbohydrates"

¶ … Carbohydrates & Nutrition The term "simple carbohydrates" refers to B. monosaccharides and disaccharides. Those with lactose intolerance usually can consume all the following except milk shakes made with skim milk. You are on a diet, eating less than 50 grams of carbohydrate per day. The claim made in the educational materials is that carbohydrate is the main culprit…

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Nutrition for Adolescent

Nutrition, Health and Adolescence There are one billion adolescents world-wide, and how effectively they cope with the perils of growing up will be a crucial element in whether humanity can surmount the challenge of the next Century." UNICEF. (Nutrition in adolescence - Issues and Challenges for the Health Sector.) The nutritional requirements for adolescents and the concern that this has…

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Chocolate: Behind Its Bad Rap

Public health officials often suggest that individuals over the age of 40 take a baby aspirin a day to reduce their risk for stroke and heart attacks. In the United States, it is estimated that millions of individuals take aspirin on a daily basis for its cardio-protective effects. Scientists have also found that the flavonoids in chocolate may augment the…

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Outstanding Fact: Americans Love to

It is for all of these reasons that a safe and effective diet can work wonders for people struggling with weight issues. A balanced, healthy diet can lead to weight loss, more energy and a much more positive outlook on life. Just by having someone ask you if you have lost weight can take a person with low self-esteem and turn him or her into a person who becomes happy with themselves, how they look, and how they feel. Another great benefit of dieting is improving the quality of life. As an overweigh adult there may be many quality of life issues that tend to haunt you apart from the health and self-esteem issues. People look at you funny as you walk down the street. You are told that you have to buy two seats on an airplane because you will not fit comfortably in one seat. You can't play a game of catch with your son because you are out of breath just from bending over to pick up the ball. You hate shopping because they never have anything at the regular stores in your size and you have to go to the big and tall section of Wal-Mart. All of these are examples of how quality of life can be effected daily due to weight struggles. With weight loss you begin to notice that you can play with your son a lot longer then you used to be able to. You aren't getting quite as many strange looks on the street. You finally feel comfortable flying. These are the things that make up every day life. A well maintained diet and exercise program will help you have the quality of life that you longed for. There are so many dangers when dieting. Eating disorders can develop. Young women have unrealistic views of how they should look and diet in unhealthy ways. A health, well thought out diet can be a miracle for those who really need the help. With the right doctor, a wonderful support group of family and friends, and the desire to take better care of yourself, the right diet and a change in lifestyle is a really wonderful thing. U.S Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's Call to Action To prevent and decrease overweight and obesity. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office……

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Japanese Live Longer Than Americans?

"It is a staggering fact," she writes, "that in the last decade, soda eclipsed coffee and tap water combined as the American beverage of choice." (Akst, 2003) Though there is consumption of soda pop in many other cultures including Japan, the numbers in the United States are staggering. The simple removal of 50-60% of the consumable sugared, caffeinated and carbonated…

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Childhood Obesity and Its Affects

Among all teens, low levels of self-esteem were linked with feelings of loneliness, sadness, and nervousness. This often led the obese children to use tobacco and alcohol. Psychiatrists also said that parents who insist on strict diets might be contributing towards a poor self-image as the child may be feeling that he or she is incapable of running his or…

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Obesity in Los Angeles County

Note the similarity in percentages between those with no High School and those at or below the federal poverty level. Also note the decrease in obesity rates as education and income increase (Los Angeles County Public Health, 2003). Further, when we track populations over time based on ethnicity, we do see that obesity is rising across the board, but at…

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Case Study Key Points

Also, additional lab tests from this current evaluation and before he was admitted for the placement of the stent showed signs that would suggest a diagnosis of android obesity, as he had high levels of cholesteral, including an LDL level of 200. Previous lab testing from earlier visits shows a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. Triglycerides were also high, at 250. Ultimately, this resulted in a diagnosis of hypercholesterolemia. Because of these diagnoses, the patient is currently on Atenolol (Tenormin XL) -- 50mg QD, Atorvastatin (Lipitor) -- 10mg QD, Metformin (Glucophage) -- 50mg BID, and Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) -- 81mg QD. This case presents a clear need for intervention that would establish stronger ppatient education for cardiovascular system health and prevention of future cardiac problems. Currently, the patient has limited knowledge about new treatments and lifestyle intervention choices he can make to improve his overall health condition. This essentially puts him at risk for not applying intervention methods as efficiently as if he were more knowledgeable regarding how they could help his current and future condition. The patient would benefit dramatically from increased knowledge on nutrition, diet, exercise, and other lifestyle interventions. He needs to reduce saturated fats and cholesterol in his everyday diet dramatically. Moreover, increasing his support system would help make him more accountable for his progress regarding the implementation of such lifestyle choices. Joining a support group with his wife would help increase the size and effectiveness of his support network so that his decisions to make lifestyle changes would ultimately be more impactful. References American Heart Association. (2007). Patient-teaching for cardiac nurses. Nursing, 37(10), 14-16. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012). Preventing High Blood Pressure: Healthy Living Habits. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/healthy_living.htm John Hopkins Medicine. (2014). High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia). Heart & Vascular Institute. Retrieved from http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/conditions_treatments/conditions/high_cholesterol.html…

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Diabetes Type II in Adults

Diabetes Type II in Adults CONFRONTING a DREAD DISEASE Insulin is a hormone released by the pancreas to bring glucose to the cells so the body can use it for energy (University of Maryland Medical Center 2008). If this does not happen, the body has nothing to use for its functions. Diabetes develops. There are many types of diabetes. The…

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Digestive System, Chewing, and Mechanical Digestion

Such reactions can produce muscle loss and put extra strain on the kidneys as the body works to dispose of unused protein by-products" (Hawk 2003). In general, adults should aim to eat a diet composed 40-60% of carbohydrates (Hawk 2003). Carbohydrates are classified as 'simple' or 'complex' and in general it is better to consume complex carbohydrates such as whole…

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Role of Nutrition in

Her meat, poultry, fish etc. intake is also adequate and in line with the AGTHE. However, the problems lies in the amounts of dairy and legumes that she consumes. The AGTHE suggests that women falling in the aforementioned age bracket should consume at least 4-7 servings of vegetables and legumes. She doesn't take in any extra foods. But an allowance of 0-2.5 servings of extra foods is given to women in the AGTHE. Being older, at the age of 45, Person B. needs to take up more of the dairy products in order for her bones and teeth to remain strong. Being a teacher, she doesn't require too much energy to carry on through her day. She should thus increase the portions of dairy, and legumes that she consumes. She can also risk increasing her meat and poultry consumption to provide her with necessary proteins. Conclusion: The purpose of this case study was to evaluate the eating habits of an average Australian. It involved test subjects keeping a record of their typical diets on particulars days. It involved participants from different genders with different occupations and lifestyles. From the results of this case study we can conclude that the eating habits of an individual are affected by their educational background, their line of work, their gender and of course by their individual and separate preferences. We have to note that certain changes must be made in the diet routine of Person A to ensure that he doesn't contract any diet-related chronic disease in the future. This includes more breads, water and vegetables and lesser meat and oils. Person B. should on the other continue with her diet plan as usual and add a bit of snack and poultry to mix it up a bit. Works Cited Ageing, D. o. (1998). Australian Guide to Eating Healthy. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/E384CFA588B74377CA256F190004059B/$File/fd-cons.pdf. Carol Rees Parrish, M.R. (August 2003). Nutritional Assessment: Current Concepts and Guidelines for the Busy Physician. Institute, M.O. (June 2012). Obesity in Australia. Institute, N.H. Obesisty. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_gdlns.pdf. U.S Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). What are overweight and obesity. Retrieved from National Heart Lung Blood Institute: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/obe…

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Calorie Diet Plans

Nutrition low calorie diet (LCD) is prescribed for weight loss or maintenance. Two sample diets suggested by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) can be considered low calorie diets: one is a 1200 calorie and the other a 1600 calorie diet. Usually a low calorie diet will include traditional foods but made with fewer calories than they usually are. For example, chicken without the skin would be included in a low calorie diet whereas a full calorie diet might allow for the consumption of skin because of its high fat content. A low calorie diet may vary depending on how much weight loss is necessary, the person's gender, or how much the individual weighs. A low calorie diet is less severe than a very low calorie diet (VLCD). A VLCD may contain 800 or fewer calories per day, many or most of which may consist of meal replacement drinks ("Very Low Calorie Diets"). A VLCD is only recommended in certain situations, such as when immediate weight loss is necessary for health reasons. Extremely obese individuals might benefit from a VLCD but the diet is usually only used under doctor's supervision. Either of the low calorie diets offered by the NHLBI can benefit overweight individuals and the obese. Severely obese individuals or those with a body mass index greater than 30 may be candidates for the VLCD ("Very Low Calorie Diets"). Moreover, individuals with diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure who also have a high body mass index might want to consider using a VLCD to mitigate problems associated with their condition. However, persons who are overweight but healthy and not obese should rely on one of the suggested low calorie diets to lose weight instead of the more extreme VLCD. Doctors generally evaluate each patient for suitability for either the LCD or the VLCD. Eating plans like two "Traditional American Cuisine" low calorie plans can help an individual lose weight at a moderate pace, thereby preventing side-effects and encouraging new lifestyle habits. Similarly, the more rapid loss of weight associated with the VLCD may motivate an obese person to continue with behavioral and lifestyle changes……

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Dieting and Eating Disorders Dieting in Obese

¶ … Dieting and Eating Disorders Dieting in obese women does not increase binge eating and actually increases self-esteem. These are the findings of the latest study from the Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, run by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The study was conducted by Thomas Wadden, Gary Foster, David Sarwer, Drew Anderson, Madeline Gladis, Rebecca Sanderson, RV Letchak, Robert Berkowitz and Suzanne Phelan, and was published in the September, 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Much of the thinking that links dieting behavior to uncontrolled eating is based on research done with moderately overweight people, who were often already showed signs of eating disorders. There was no research to show what effect following different diets would have on women with more weight to lose. The tendency was to believe that restricting caloric intake would create feelings of deprivation and make it more likely for an eating disorder to develop. The authors of this study set out to investigate whether different diets, with different levels of caloric restriction, would lead to an increase in eating disorders, specifically binge eating. They also wanted to investigate whether being on a diet made women feel more depressed, and lowered their self-esteem. This was an important question for developing the optimal health result. On the one hand, the obese women had a lot of weight to lose. On the other hand, the health benefits of losing the weight could be counterbalanced by negative health impacts, such as uncontrolled eating, or more serious depression. This research into dieting and eating disorders looked at 123 obese women. The women were randomly divided into three different groups, and each group was given a different diet to follow. One group of women was put on a diet that consisted of 1000 calories per day, in the form of meal replacement shakes, and one meal of a frozen entree and salad. The second group was allowed to eat whatever food they wanted, as long as their total daily calorie intake stayed between 1200 and……

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Atkins Diet Metabolic

Atkins Diet Physiology: Metabolic or Not? In this study, we examined the effects of a high fat/low-carbohydrate diet on body weight and composition, in comparison to the effects of a calorie-reduced, fat-restricted diet. We conducted this particular study in an effort to answer the question of whether weight loss occurs because of a metabolic advantage, where the body begins to…

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Diet Plan (Anemia) Nutrition Plan

pretzels, raw broccoli and celery sticks. Afternoon snack Yogurt, 12-15 whole grain crackers. Dinner 2-3 oz. Veggie, chicken patty or occasional real beef hamburger on a whole wheat bun, spinach salad, 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup brown rice, margarine or butter to taste. Snack Frozen Yogurt 1 cup (not after 7pm). SAMPLE MEAL PLAN -- DAY 2: Breakfast 8 oz. skim milk, 2 slices whole grain toast with jam and butter, 4 oz. orange juice, 1 hardboiled egg. Snack 1 apple and 2 graham crackers. Lunch 6 oz. low fat fruited yogurt, 2 oz. hummus on whole grain pita bread, banana, 1 oz. spinach dip with carrots and snap peas, 4 chocolate chip cookies, 1 cup water. Afternoon snack 1 cup low sugar cereal with 8 oz. skim milk. Dinner 2.5 x 2.5 piece of spinach lasagna, tossed salad with dressing, 1 piece buttered garlic bread, 1 cup water or 100% fruit juice. Snack 8 oz. skim milk, 1 cup ice cream (not after 7pm). SAMPLE MEAL PLAN -- DAY 3 Breakfast 1 serving citrus fruit, ae cup Total raisin bran cereal, 1 hardboiled egg, 1 slice whole wheat toast with 1 teaspoon margarine, 1 cup apple juice. Snack 1 cup nonfat yogurt Lunch 3 ounces tuna fish with 1 teaspoon mayonnaise, 2 slices whole grain bread, 1/2 cup carrots, 1 cup water. Snack 1 kiwi fruit Evening Meal 4 ounces chicken, 1 medium……

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Preamble: Josephine Attributes Her Eating Disorder to

PREAMBLE: Josephine attributes her eating disorder to dislike for the unhealthy food that her mother prepares and to her job as salsa instructor that demands that she regulates her weight. She sometimes eats only one meal per day, forcing herself to, occasionally, vomit when she eats too much junk or fried food and is overly concerned with her weight level…

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Nutrition Intake Daily Recommended Servings

3mg to 2mg. On day one, I consumed 2.496mg of vitamin B6. (banana 0.7 mg + turkey 0.644 mg + salmon 1.152mg = 2.946mg) On day two, I consumed 1.652mg of vitamin B6. (salmon 1.152mg + mahi 0.5mg = 1.652mg) I consumed adequate amounts of this B. vitamin. Folate Folate (a form of vitamin B9) is important in the production of red blood cells and a healthy nervous system. It is also essential in the production of DNA and brain functioning. It is especially important for women who are going to be having children. The recommended daily intake of folate is at least 400 mcgs to 600 mcgs. On day one, I consumed 186.3mcgs of folate (banana 22.5mcg + turkey 9.8 mcg + salmon 60mg + pasta 94 mcg = 186.3mcgs) On day two, I consumed 153.7 mcgs of folate. (salmon 60 mcg + Rice 92 mcg + salmon 1.7 mcg = 153.7 mcgs) I am not consuming enough folate and should increase my intake of folate-rich foods. Calcium Calcium is needed for proper muscle contraction, blood clotting, nerve functioning, and bone health. If your body does not have enough calcium, it will take calcium from bones, which will make them break easily. Not having enough calcium also leads to sleeping problems. The daily recommended intake of calcium is 1000mg. On day one I consumed 34.5 mg of calcium (banana 7mg + Turkey 1.5mg + Salmon 26mg = 34.5mg) On day two, I consumed 434.5mg of calcium. (Salmon 26mg + yogurt 400 mg + Mahi 8.5 mg = 434.5mg) I am consuming far too little calcium, and should probably switch to a more calcium-enriched soy milk, as well as increasing all foods with calcium. I am at a high risk of developing bone density problems if I do not increase my calcium. Magnesium Magnesium is needed for healthy bones, cell production, nerves and muscles, and energy production. It is also important for insulin and the absorption of different vitamins. Not enough magnesium can lead to fatigue, nervousness, insomnia, heart problems, and other health problems. The daily recommended intake of magnesium is 310 to 420mg. On day one, I consumed 113mg (banana 43mg + Turkey 17mg + Salmon 53 mg = 113mg). On day two, I consumed 188mg (Bread 80 mg + Salmon 53 mg + Mahi 55mg = 188mg). I am not consuming enough magnesium, and combined with the low…

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Justification and Evidence for Nutrition

Two cups of fruit and that of 2-1 / 2 cups of vegetables daily are being recommended for a requirement of 2,000-calorie intake, and this can be changed to higher or lower levels based on the calorie level. This level is still low when compared to what is possible. The advice is to select various fruits and vegetables daily. (Executive…

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Dietary Nutrition Analysis I Am

My challenges are the fact that the supplements taste horrible and I am tired a lot making it hard to get motivated. My tiredness is from the diabetes. I ride my bike 30 minutes at least 5 times a week, if not more. The bike says I burn 320 calories each time, give or take. My plate says I burn 916, but I do not believe it. I would like to incorporate a strength training program, such as lifting weights. I could take my supplements on a schedule with juice or a spoonful of applesauce to cover the taste. My supplements could be taken on a schedule with meals and at bedtime, depending on how many times a day they are supposed to be taken. I could add 15 minutes of exercise every day for two days until I increase my time to one hour a day. I could ride my bike for 30 minutes and then lift weights for 15 minutes for the two days, then 30 minutes after that. I could get up an hour earlier every day to exercise early. Or, I could implement my exercise in the evening around already existing schedules. I could even implement some additional exercises when studying or doing homework. Leg and arm stretches can exercise the muscles while studying assignments. While reading for assignments, I could lay on my back and do leg lifts as I read to exercise my leg and thigh muscles. A one day meal plan could be 1/4 cup of low fat cottage cheese with a serving of fruit, such as 1/2 cup of mixed berries, with an eight……

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Nutrition and Pregnancy: Eating Right

Some of the guidelines consist of: Start with a healthy diet Add about 300 calories daily: To support the growing fetus, increase one usual servings of basic foods. Fruits and vegetables: Four or more servings a day are recommended. Breads, rice and pasta: Four or more daily servings are recommended, especially whole-grain or enriched breads and cereals. Milk products: Four or more daily servings are recommended. Yogurt, cottage cheese, custard and cheese can substitute for milk. Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans and nuts: Three or more daily servings. One egg equals one serving. Foods to avoid Too much caffeine appears to significantly lower birth weight and contribute to anemia in mother and fetus. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can harm the fetus. Heavy drinkers (four drinks or more per day) can give birth to deformed, underweight babies with fetal alcohol syndrome (Pregnancy, 1999). Those crazy cravings Ice cream, fruits, sweets, pickles; expectant mothers often get sudden urges for certain foods, and occasionally giving in to these cravings poses no problem (Pregnancy, 1999). Some pregnant women develop pica, a craving for nonfood items such as soil, coal and cigarette ashes. Weight gain during pregnancy woman of normal weight should gain about 30 pounds. Underweight women should gain about 34 pounds, overweight woman only 20 pounds (Pregnancy, 1999). Recommended gain: 3 to 4 pounds in the first three months, 3 to 4 pounds per month for the rest of the pregnancy (Pregnancy, 1999). Each year hundreds of thousands of women become pregnant in this nation. For many years the medical community has been aware of the importance of nutrition to a pregnancy and has set guidelines of how it wants expectant mothers to eat. Following the food pyramid guidelines and taking prenatal vitamins assures that the mother is doing everything she can nutritionally to help her baby develop healthily. Exercise in moderation is also a plus when it comes to a pregnant woman. It allows her to stay in shape and healthy which in turn provides the baby with a healthy development environment. Nutrition and exercise are vital elements to a healthy pregnancy and as each baby comes into the world ready to take their place in society, the proper preparation during their development helps determine how much living they will get to do. References Kerry Hillard, Table For 2/Nutrition News For Baby And One: E-ting Well., Baby Talk, 11-01-2000, pp 83. John…

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Eating for A's: A Delicious 12-Week Nutrition

Eating for a's: A Delicious 12-Week Nutrition Plan to Improve Your Child's Academic and Athletic Performance Alexander Schauss, Arnold Meyer, Barbara Friedlander Meyer Year Published: 1991 Publisher: Pocket Books Thesis Statement and Literary Introduction This book report reviews the work of noted author and doctor, Dr. Alexander Schauss, et al., in his work "Eating for a's: A Delicious 12-Week Nutrition Plan to Improve Your Child's Academic and Athletic Performance." This book was originally published in 1991, in collaboration with Barbara Friedlander Meyer and Arnold Meyer. In this report, an overview of the book's general concept will be given, followed by a background of "why" the book was written. Additionally, the particulars of the program will be highlighted, touching upon the week by week guidelines of the dietary changes that the program requires. Salient concepts are then discussed, drawn from the major ideas that the author incorporates into the book, including scrutiny of the conversational tone the authors take with the intended reader, a note on children's intake of sugar, and the relationship between the diet, the brain, concentration, and improvements in academics and athletics. Finally, this report will offer a conclusion as well as a comment on the efficacy of these types of approaches espoused by nutrition books such as "Eating for a's." Concept and Background At a glance, the concept of the book "Eating for a's" is founded on the idea that a diet that is both complete and rich in nutrients will improve a child's academic and athletic performance. The basis for this hypothesis that the author(s) used for the book lays in the outcome of the largest nutrition study ever conducted, involving 800,000 students of all grade levels and demographic profiles, in 803 schools. The study was……

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Nutrition and Cancer

¶ … NUTRITION & CANCER RATES There are many studies which suggest that nutrition is inextricably linked to cancer rates and many of those studies with their findings will be reviewed during the course of the present study. Reports of how the food industry goes about procuring and processing food for the mass public reveal that never more than before…

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Sports Nutrition Proposal Contemporary Sports Nutrition Consumers

Sports Nutrition Proposal Contemporary sports nutrition consumers not only include bodybuilders and hardcore athletes, but also "weekend warriors," and soccer moms, according to Pete Maletto (2008), senior food scientist. "Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ), Boulder, CO, estimates that the $22 billion sports nutrition industry will experience sales growth of more than 5% a year over the next five years and approach $29 billion by 2013" (¶ 2). Maletto (2008) reports that approximately 20 years ago, protein powders, weight gain supplements, and amino acid tablets ranked as the most popular products sports nutrition enthusiasts were things like weight gainers and protein powders, and maybe for the really cutting-edge folks, amino acid tablets. Today, total nutrition sales, which include health foods, vitamins, and numerous related products, reportedly exceed $90 billion annually. Sports nutrition, however, encompasses more than food and supplements, Tracy R. Ray, and Rachel Fowler. (2004) point out in "Current issues in sports nutrition in athletes." The sports nutrition "field" also spotlights "the energy, nutrient and fluid needs of athletes, assessment of body composition, strategies for weight change, special nutrient needs during training, competition, and recovery, and the use of supplements and nutritional ergogenic aids" (Ray, & Rachel, 2004 Fowler, ¶ 1). In light of current considerations relating to sports nutrition, the researcher proposes to explore this "field." Hypothesis: When an athlete or other individual increases his/her knowledge about sports nutrition, then he/she will simultaneously begin to improve his/her physical potential. Health Campaign: Athletes and other individuals who need to improve their physical potential need coaches, trainers, and mentors knowledgeable about sports nutrition. These coaches, trainers, and mentors need to teach, train, and target appropriate information toward helping those they coach, train and mentor. Additional points from the five articles used for the above one page synopsis: Greg Shaw, Greg Cox, and Janelle Barnard (2007) report in "Sports nutrition: case studies 2": Keeping pace with daily fuel requirements to sustain quality exercise, while creating an energy surplus to allow for muscle mass gain is a major challenge for most athletes. (Answers section, ¶ 1) The article "Sports nutrition vital for athletes" (2005) stresses: "Most athletes do not consider sports nutrition as part of their training." In "Definition and Outcome of a Curriculum to Prevent Disordered Eating and Body-Shaping Drug Use." Diane L. Elliot, Esther L. Moe, Linn Goldberg, Carol a. DeFrancesco, Melissa B. Durham, and Hollie Hix-Small purport: "Coaches have been referred…

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Nutrition as a Means of Increasing Productivity Within a Workplace

Nutrition as a Means of Increasing Productivity Within a Workplace Nutrition: Current Dynamics and Economics With the changing dynamics and demands of the business world it is important to alter the necessities provided to the employees. One of the recent focuses on an important necessity has been the nutritional intake of the employees within the workplace. This is the focus…

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Diet and Activity Plan What I Have

Diet and Activity Plan What I have learned Beginning this class, I believed that my diet and nutrition habits were acceptable because I know that eat healthier than many of my contemporaries. In addition, at 6'3" and 210 pounds, I certainly appear within the normal range. However, my BMI is 26.2, which places me in the overweight BMI range. I…

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Weight Loss and Detoxification

Weight Loss & Detoxification Nutrition Today:" Transcript Weight loss and detoxification -- Dr. Anne-Louise Gittleman vs. Dr. Elon Haas Interviewer: Dr. Gittleman, you call your diet plan the 'Fat Flush Plan,' and Dr. Haas, you say that detoxification can lead to weight loss. How is it possible to flush fat from your system? I always thought the only way to lose fat was to shrink your fat cells through diet and exercise. Surely if you follow a low-calorie diet and you expend more energy than you take in you will lose weight, regardless of whether you are following a detoxification program. Gittleman: My program is not just a low-calorie diet program. That is a misnomer. It is meant to address the misconception that most people have about weight gain. Weight gain is not caused by eating too much and exercising too little. Interviewer: It isn't? But isn't your plan a low-calorie diet? According to one diet review site, the diet you prescribe during the first phase of your plan, the Two-Week Fat Flush only contains 1,100 calories a day, which is followed by the Ongoing Fat Flush where dieters eat 1,500 calories a day, well under the prescribed 2,000 FDA recommended allotment for women and the 2,200 calories a day suggested for men. Gittleman: I believe weight gain is caused by eating the wrong type of foods, not eating too much in general. Eating too many processed foods leads to water retention, liver toxicity and excess insulin production. The average, modern diet is very nutrient poor, given that unless people are careful they find themselves eating mass-produced, animals, dairy products, vegetables, and refined grains. People are too busy and stressed out today to eat properly, which also encourages fat storage because of elevated hormonal levels, and the modern fear of eating fat actually leads to an unbalanced diet that leads to more fat production. Environmental toxins, artificial dyes and preservatives, even prescription drugs slow the metabolism. That is why during the first phase of my Fat Flush Plan, I have my patients take flaxseed oil and fatty acid supplements. During the first phases of the detox, they eat no carbohydrates although good, unrefined carbohydrates are re-introduced later in the diet. Interviewer: Dr. Haas, do you agree with this approach? Haas: I do agree that people lead toxic lives today, filled with too much sugar, smoking, drinking (coffee and alcohol) as…

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Basic Human Nutrition

Nutrition From a nutrition perspective (not an ethical one) please explain whether a vegan diet or an omnivorous diet is best for our health. Be sure to address benefits, pitfalls and possible solutions for the pitfalls of each diet. No two vegan or omnivorous diets are equal because no two individuals will eat the same foods whether vegan or omnivorous. Also, the effects of vegan vs. omnivore diets will be differ depending on the individual, his or her current state of health and his or her genetics. Therefore, it is impossible to determine absolutely whether one diet is preferable from a nutritional standpoint. Both can be beneficial when proper nutritional guidelines are followed. Balance is a key to solid nutrition whether vegan or not. Vegans must take care to acquire enough vitamin B12 and calcium from their diets. Protein is itself relatively easy to consume from vegetarian sources but animal products do offer nutritionally available calcium, B12 and other essential nutrients that are tougher to find from plant foods or even from dietary supplements. Therefore, vegans should supplement their diet when possible and take care to consume those nutrients that might be missing. Vegans do have distinct advantages over their omnivorous counterparts in terms of less cholesterol consumption. Also, vegans would tend to gravitate toward healthier food choices in general: those that are less processed. Omnivores need to beware of eating too much processed foods, which are cheap and easy to consume but which are detrimental to overall health and well-being. When meats and other animal products are consumed with moderation and from fresh, organic sources when possible, an omnivorous diet offers a wealth of nutritional benefits. Omnivores who choose their foods wisely, avoid processed or fast foods, and who eat high-quality animal products in moderation are likely to enjoy good health. 2. Indicate TWO reasons why manufacturers hydrogenate their lipid-rich products. Provide ONE example of a hydrogenated food product, as well as a suitable healthy non-hydrogenated substitute for that product. Manufacturers hydrogenate their lipid-rich products for several reasons, such as to make a lipid-rich vegetable oil solid at room temperature and easier to spread on breads or for baked goods. Another key reason to hydrogenate lipid-rich products is to lengthen shelf life, as hydrogenated fats deteriorate slower than if the same fat was not hydrogenated. Margarine is a common example of a hydrogenated food product, and its most suitable…

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Nutrition Plan Get Healthy Plan Combination of

Nutrition Plan Get Healthy Plan combination of positive eating habits and an active physical lifestyle are tantamount to a long and healthy life. Those who conscientiously pursue a sound, nutritional diet and regularly engage in athletic activities will significantly improve their opportunities at longevity, immuno-resistance and even emotional well-being. Therefore, the formulation of an effective personal health plan is an…

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Diet to Achieve Weight Loss Has Become

¶ … diet to achieve weight loss has become a common thought in the minds of overweight individuals. As the obesity epidemic continues to sicken industrialized nations, people think that crash diets, food deprivation, and starvation are the answer to reaching weight loss goals. To achieve a weight loss goal and maintain a healthy weight is not the result of…

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Vegetarianism Many People Tend to Be Drawn

Vegetarianism Many people tend to be drawn to vegetarianism through different sorts of motives. A section of us are in need of living healthier lives, live longer and prevent ourselves from being obese. Others have turned to be vegetarians because they are in need of conserving the Earth's natural resources, or some love animals and their ethics do not allow…

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Atkins Diet America Is Increasingly

5 mg, 1.7 mg and 20 mg respectively. [Healthnotes INC] Atkins dieters derive these and other minerals from the prescribed multivitamin supplement 'Basic #3 Formula'. It is to be noted that the Atkins diet program is not self-sufficient and hence the dependence of supplementary vitamin dosages is a life long necessity. Atkins Program strongly recommends regular aerobic exercises (5 times a week) as a general rule. Weight bearing exercises are also indicated to strengthen the bones and improve the muscle tone. Since chances of cholesterol buildup are a bit higher in the Atkins diet, regular aerobic and weight bearing exercises are part of the diet regimen. The recommended plan is to start with aerobic exercises and include weight training later on once the endurance level is increased. Most of the recipe information pertaining to the Atkins nutritional approach program is freely delivered on the internet. There are a variety of Atkins brand products, lunch and dinner products and different supplementary products to choose from. So the individual may either follow the recipe and prepare the food at home or buy Atkins brand products. Hence, cost of following the program may depend on the choice of the dieter. Risk Factors There are definitely health risks associated with the Atkins diet program. The fundamental change in food composition and consequent metabolic process carries a risk of electrolyte imbalance in our body. As Gail Frank, PhD, nutrition professor at California State University states, "Fruits and berries are much more indicative of early man's eating pattern than eating only protein, and we haven't changed all that much physiologically."[Charlotte E. Grayson]. High protein diet is known to cause the condition of acidic urine, which depletes calcium from the body. The result of calcium loss is a bone degeneration condition known as Osteoporosis. Developing kidney stones is another major risk for Atkins dieters. [Kathy Goodwin] It is also well-known that animal proteins are toxic in nature compared to vegetable and fruit sources and hence Atkins diet is not a healthy approach [Dan Rutherford] Further, the assumption that increased carbohydrates is the cause for overweight condition may itself be ill founded, as for instance, Japan as a nation where carbohydrates forms the major diet, has a very low obesity rate. Conclusion Atkins diet has created a revolution in weight management. There is no question of doubt that the diet has great success as an effective weight management…

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3-Day Diet Plan to Lose

However, should a dieter wish to have a snack, he can have a combination of 1 sugar-free gelatin and 1 fruit, or 1 sugar-free gelatin and 1 vegetable, to eat. Fruits that contain vitamin C would be useful because it can help in quickening of the digestion process. Different kinds of fruits must be taken for every snack. This is in accordance to what we previously mentioned that a food variety can create a positive reaction to our digestive system. In general, the 3-day diet contains basic nutritional foods. This diet plan has just enough amount of foods to allow a dieter sustain a day without having to lack energy for his body. For breakfast, the juice, coffee, or tea provides the body with an instrument to digest the foods that the body will take for the day. The slice of toast and peanut butter is a good source of carbohydrates. The cheese, on the other hand, provides the bones with just enough calcium without having the need to take milk for the 3-day diet. Milk should be avoided in the 3-day diet because it is a rich source of fat and calories. The apple and banana that are suggested for breakfast can provide more nutrition to the body that helps in the digestion process. For lunch, the tuna, which is a kind of sea foods, is another important type of food that we everyone must eat. Hence, this is included in our diet plan. Again, it must be noted though that just enough amount should be eaten during the course of diet. Part of lunch is a source of carbohydrates such as the crackers and toasted bread. Black coffee or tea is again a part of our diet meal for lunch to help one's body digest the food he eats. For dinner, part of the diet includes proteins. Protein is a very important nutrition that our body must not lack. Even if a person is on a diet, protein must not be excluded in the body's food intake. This is because protein is a good source of energy that our body consumes. Moreover, fruits and vegetables, which are good sources of nutrition in liquid form helps a faster digestion. And finally, low-fat vanilla ice cream is an important part of our 3-day diet because it creates a caloric reaction that also helps in our food digestion. Bibliography Diet. Retrieved…

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Nutrition the Familiar Food Pyramid, Introduced by

Nutrition The familiar food pyramid, introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1992, consists of the six basic food groups. In the first are fats, oil, sweets and sugars; in the second are meats and other protein sources; milk and other dairy products in the third; fruits in the fourth group; vegetables in the fifth; and bread, rice and…

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Mcdonald's Diet Plan the Mcdonald's

This will be complimented by a game that encourages consumers to learn more about nutrition, and the nutritional content of McDonald's food. By collecting scratch-off game pieces with the correct answer to different nutrition questions, return business to that increases financial revenue for the company will also be encouraged in a healthy manner. Lastly, the woman who lost weight on the diet will be featured in a series of advertisements, stressing that real people can lose weight on McDonald's. The woman's life as a busy soccer mom will also come into sharp focus -- the consumer will gain the added value of time and money, without sacrificing its health McDonald's thus can reposition itself in the fast food market once again against competitors such as salad-selling Wendy's or Burger King's new veggie options. It can show that it is still a caring, family friendly company that brings families closer together and gives them more time to spend together, time not spent over a hot stove. Works Cited Konrath, Jill. (2005) "How to Write a Strong Value Proposition." Sideroad. Retrieved 27 Aug 2005 at http://www.sideroad.com/Sales/value_proposition.html…

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