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Kasey was particularly stressed during fall semester when she began applying to veterinary schools, and found herself eating a lot more than she intended. She gained six pounds between October and January, and in general, while she knew she was not overweight, she had been feeling badly about her appearance. While online late one night, she read an article that said keeping a food diary can help people become more aware of what they are eating, and that those who kept food journals had twice as much success in losing weight as well as maintaining their goal weight. Being leery of fad diets and diet pills, Kasey decided to try this out herself to see if she would have similar success. She wanted to be in better shape in time for her spring break mission trip to Guatemala, where she would bring much- needed veterinary supplies to farmers to care for the animals that earn them their livelihood. She hoped that losing a few pounds would also give her more energy.Kasey tracked her meals in a food diary for three days. Record Kasey’s calories in the three tables below using online calorie calculators (e.g., and ) to determine her calories per serving and total calories.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR CASE STUDY “The Write Weight” by Kathryn M. BlPage 1Thursday, March 26Serving sizeCalories/servingTotalVanilla latte, skim milk16 ozCranberry-orange muffinlarge muffinSalad with tomato and cucumber1 ½ cupsSalad dressing (balsamic)2 tbspDiet Coke8 ozDAILY TOTALKasey’s notes: I didn’t have time for breakfast, so I got a latte on the way to class. Thursdays are busy, with a morning lab and a class afterwards that runs through the lunch hour. After class, I had to go to my job as a volunteer at a veterinary clinic, so I didn’t get to eat again until dinner, around 7 PM.Friday, March 27Serving sizeCalories/servingTotalVanilla latte, skim milk16 ozLuna bar (Nuts Over Chocolate)1 barTurkey wrap (turkey, lettuce, tomato, Dijon mustard, whole wheat tortilla)1 wrapDiet Coke8 ozJelly beans1 dozen pieces