Lunch Vs Chronda's Lunch

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While working through the case study, we were asked to calculate the number of calories in Elizabeth’s lunch versus Charonda’s lunch. After converting all the nutritional information over to calories, we were able to see that Elizabeth’s’ meal had a total of 792 calories. Charonda’s meal had a total of 606 calories. Both were high but Charonda made slightly better choices than Elizabeth. They also did not follow their own advice to keep their lunch light. When looking at their intake, although they were high in caloric value, they didn’t go over the suggested daily caloric value of 2,000 cal/day but they are limiting what they are able to consume the rest of their day if calories are of concern to them. As we mentioned in the beginning …show more content…
If Elizabeth wanted to reduce her caloric intake only by modifying the amount of sugar she was consuming as means to lose weight, she would need to cut out 31.25 teaspoons of sugar. Elizabeth’s plan to remove sugar completely from her diet is a little extreme and quite the undertaking on her part. When I removed most of the sugar in my diet it took a lot of getting used to it. Prior to having to monitor sugar intake, I didn’t pay any attention at all to how much sugar was added to things and how much I was consuming in a day. Now that I can get physically ill from it, one of the first things I do when I consider eating something processed is look right at the sugar values. Most things, even with low sugar values, aren’t worth it for me and don’t have enough of a nutritional value to consider eating. Another issue I noted with Elizabeth deciding to eliminate sugar from her diet was the consistency of it. If Elizabeth cuts out sugar completely and loses 20 pounds, and then goes back to eating how she was previously, she will gain the weight right back. I’ve been told by my nutritionist and physician that whatever I do to lose weight form this point forward (because my body is pretty much done losing weight form the surgery), I must be committed to do that that for the rest of my life if I want to maintain that additional loss. So, for example, if I start running 5 miles a day and drop an additional 15 pounds, I must be committed to running 5 miles a day, or the equivalent amount off calorie burning, to maintain that additional weigh loss. If Elizabeth truly wants to lose weight and keep it off, she might find it beneficial to meet with a nutritionist and do an analysis of her dietary intake. If Elizabeth isn’t willing to commit to the consistent dietary changes necessary for her to lose weight, she likely won’t be

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