Energy Balance in Relationship to Nutritional Health

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May 22, 2018 DRI Recommendations in comparison to Energy Intake Intake Status kcal 2082 UNDER Carbohydrates (g) 124 UNDER Fats (% of kcal) 62 OVER Proteins (g) 114 OK Table 5: May 23, 2018 DRI Recommendations in comparison to Energy Intake Intake Status kcal 1784 UNDER Carbohydrates (g) 119 UNDER Fats (% of kcal) 61 OVER Proteins (g) 103 OK Table 6: May 23, 2018 DRI Recommendations in comparison to Energy Intake Intake Status kcal 1884 UNDER Carbohydrates (g) 119 UNDER Fats (% of kcal) 61 OVER Proteins (g) 103 OK Table 7: DRI Recommendations in comparison to Average Energy Intake (May 22- May 24, 2018) Intake Status kcal 1917 UNDER Carbohydrates (g) 121 UNDER Fats (% of kcal) 61 OVER Proteins (g) 104 OK Energy Expenditure In table 8 you can see the data from my energy expended over the course of three days. As you can see in table 8 the results had significant variation. You can see a similarity between days 2 and 3 due to the low intensity exercise completed on those days.

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Although on day 1 there is a significant increase in the energy expenditure due to the increased time and intensity of exercise completed. Total Energy Expenditure (kcals) by Date of Data Collection Date of Collection Energy Expenditure (kcal) Difference between day (kcal) May 22, 2018 3532 May 23, 2018 2800 Decrease by 732 May 24, 2018 2454 Decrease by 346

Throughout the three consecutive days of data recorded and compared, the energy expenditure greatly exceeded the dietary intake on day 1, moderately exceeded on day 3, and minimally exceeded on day 2. There is a visualization of the overall trend between intake and expenditure over the course of the three day collection period located in figure 4. Overall I consumed an average of 1917 kcals and expended an average of 2928.6 kcals, so on average I exceeded my dietary intake with energy expenditure by 1011.66 kcals.

Discussion

As I was looking at my daily averages in my dietary intake and energy expenditure over the consecutive three days of data collection, my hypothesis was proven to be correct. In my hypothesis I had predicted that I would have a negative energy balance, and because my dietary intake was less than my energy expenditure it resulted in a negative energy balance and proved my hypothesis to be correct. I wasn’t surprised by my results because I plan my meals and my exercise requirements from my doctor are very precise.

Throughout this period of time I was meticulous with my meal preparation and completing every task with accuracy because I want to heal from my recent sickness and feel better. I was recently taken off of a steroid called prednisone which caused me to get sick in the first place,

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