Nutrition and Diet Therapy: Self-Instructional Approaches, Fifth Edition
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1:  What are the three factors that determine a person's total energy needs? Describe each of these factors.

2:  A 1/2-cup serving of New England clam chowder contains 4 g protein, 5 g fat, and 7 g carbohydrate. Using this information, calculate the energy value of this food serving: EXAMPLE: 1/2 c whole milk contains 4.2 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, and 4.2 g fat.

3:  What is the guide for determining whether your caloric intake is in balance with your energy needs? Explain.
What happens to excess calories?

4:  Explain the error in the statement: Potatoes are fattening.

5:  A 25-year-old woman who is 5'2" tall and weighs 125 lb consumes 1800 calories a day to maintain her weight. She wants to lose 3 lb of weight per week.

A. To lose this 3 lb of weight per week, how many calories per day could she eat?
B. Is a weight loss of 3 lb per week realistic for this woman? Explain.

6:  Identify the exchange group to which the following energy values belong (values are rounded).

a. 90 kcal
b. 60 kcal
c. 80 kcal
d. 25 kcal
e. 45 kcal
f. 55 kcal

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