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Unit 6 Assignment (Carbs in Your Diet) 1. CARBOHYDRATES are found primarily in plant-based foods and are a major source of energy in the body (4 kcals per gram). If you consumed 200 grams of carbohydrate in a day, how many kcals would this convert to? (Choose your answer and delete the rest) (2 points) d) 800 kcals 2. The AMDR (Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range) for daily intake of carbohydrate is 45% - 65% of an individual’s calorie needs (see Chapter 2, page 50-51). If James requires 2500 kcals per day, how many kcals (and grams) should be coming from carbohydrate sources? (Choose your answer and delete the rest) (2 points) b) 1125 - 1625 kcals (280 - 400 grams) For the remaining questions, determine how YOUR intake of carbohydrate compares to recommendations. 3. What was your daily AVERAGE intake of carbohydrate in GRAMS? (See Actual Intakes vs. Recommended Intakes Bar Graph , Actual Intake Column). Example: 195.79 grams . (1 point) Answer: 463.44 4. Refer to your All Nutrients Spreadsheet and determine which DAY (1, 2, or 3) had the LOWEST amount of carbohydrate intake. List the DAY and the amount of carbohydrate in GRAMS (See “Day Total” in bold at the end of each day in the Carbs (g) column). Example: Day 2 = 174.9 grams . (1 point) Answer: Day 2= 288.8 5. The DRIs recommend a minimum intake of 130 grams of carbohydrate daily to provide adequate glucose to the brain and spare body protein (see Chapter 4, page 136-137). Based on your answer to the previous question, how did your intake compare to this minimum recommendation on your “lowest carbohydrate day”? (Choose your answer and delete the rest). (1 point) MET or EXCEEDED the Recommendation 6. Determine what PERCENTAGE of your daily kcals came from carbohydrate by EITHER listing the number
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