Nutrition Self Analysis

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BMI & Hamwi:

My weight is 172 lbs. and my height is 5’0”. The formula that I will be utilizing to achieve my BMI is (Weight in Kilograms / (Height in Meters x Height in Meters)). When I converted my information to the appropriate units, my weight in kilograms is (172 lbs)/(2.2 lbs) = 78 kg and for my height I converted feet into inches then to meters (60 in)/(39 in) = 1.54 m. My BMI calculation comes out to (78 kg / 1.54 m x 1.54 m) = 33 kg/m2. According to the required textbook, I am considered “obese class 1” (Dudek, 2014). Although the BMI is highly recognized as an appropriate screening tool, it does not take into account body composition and genetic differences in individuals. I do agree with the conclusion that I am obese. The Hamwi method is a fast approach to calculate the “ideal” body weight by using the individual’s gender and height. For women, the equation allows 100 lbs. for the first 5 ft. of height, then adds 5 lbs. for each additional inch (Dudek, 2014). My calculated weight for the Hamwi method is (100 lbs. + 0) = 100 lbs. For this method, I do not agree that my ideal weight should be 100 lbs. If I have reflected this ideal weight, I would look malnourished.

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Overall, I do agree that I am obese. I would like to lose overall about 50 lbs. but still maintain my muscle tone. The Hamwi method does not make any sense to me, it only considers the individual’s gender and height. The BMI’s formula is a better screening tool in identifying individuals’ ideal body weight.

Food Diary

November 12, 2018

FOODS Calories Carbs Fat Protein Cholest Sodium Sugars Fiber

Meal 1

Premier Protein Chocolate high protein shake 160 5g 3g 30g 0mg 0mg 1g 3g

Bigelow Green Tea, bag (1) 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g

Meal 2

Steam white rice, 1 cup 243 53g 0.5g 5.1g 0mg 1mg 0.1g 0.7g

Orange glaze chicken, 1 serving

190 11g 9g 16g 40mg 330mg 0g 0g

Vegetable egg roll 153 25g 3.6g 5.2g 0mg 437.6mg 5.3g 2.2g

Total: 746 94g 16.1g 56.3 40mg 768.6 6.4 5.9g

Food Notes

Breakfast – woke up, had a cup of green tea then the protein shake. I was satisfied.

Lunch – Since I was at my clinical site all day, I had the white rice with orange glaze chicken and an egg roll. I was not very hungry, so after eating my lunch I was satisfied.

Dinner – After getting out of clinical, went to go pick up my son at cub scouts.