food pyramid - basic food groups. The daily recommendation...

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Assignment: Healthy Eating Plan According to the food pyramid for a person my height and weight, to prevent further weight gain. I should eat 9 ounces of grains, 3.5 cups of vegetables, 2 cups of fruit, 3 cups of milk, and 6.5 ounces of meat and beans. Counting calories is the process of counting calories in a 24 hour period. For a person my size, my weight should be around 115 and I’m at 180. In America today obesity is the single greatest threat to Americans in this time. In America today about two thirds of adults and one third of children are obese or over weight. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average weight for an adult male in the United States is189 pounds. To lose weight the average American has to burn off more calories then what they eat. To burn one pound of fat a person must burn 3500 calories and more. The typical American diet consist of the
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Unformatted text preview: basic food groups. The daily recommendation is six to eleven servings of grain, most should be whole grains. Three to five servings of vegetables, two to four servings of fruits, two to three servings of dairy, two to three servings of meat for a total of five to seven ounces, and for fats and sweets less then nineteen teaspoons per day. The food that we eat provides energy for our bodies. When a person takes too much or too little malnutrition becomes a problem to a person health. Under nutrition is caused by a person taking in too little. Being under nutrition can cause a verity of symptoms depending on the person and the lack of nourishment they are putting in their bodies. Having less vitamin A can causes vision problems...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course AED 202 taught by Professor Haskell during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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