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



“Get 15% discount on your first 3 orders with us”
Use the following coupon

Order Now