January 9, 2012
Assessment of Energy Intake and Expenditure
The purpose of this laboratory was to determine how the subject’s energy expenditure
related to his or her energy intake. Then the subject will be given the information found, and
recommended to adjust accordingly in order to live a healthier and superior lifestyle.
This section contains a detailed logging over a 3-day period of time, constantly recording
energy intake and expenditure. As can be seen in table 1, all foods and beverages were recorded
in detailed amounts and time of intake. On average the subject ate 3 meals a day, breakfast,
lunch, and dinner, and one late night snack. Ingesting foods such as eggs, pasta, milk, and coffee
to name a few nutrients. Then as displayed in table 2, there is a day-to-day breakdown of
macronutrients including protein, carbohydrates, fats along with vitamins and minerals.
Furthermore, total daily induced thermo genesis, total energy expenditure, and recommended
daily allowance percents are included in this table. On average the subject ingested
approximately 1420.67 kilocalories a day, and expended about 2288.90 kilocalories a day.
However, day-to-day totals varied. The subject on average ate 167% the recommended amount
of protein, 56% the recommended amount of carbohydrates, and 69% the recommended amount
of fat. Average daily cholesterol was 150% the recommended amount, and vitamins such as B1
and B2 were well above the recommended amount falling in at 109% and 203%. Finally the
subject only ingested an average of 60% the recommended amount of fiber, 76% the