Kasey was particularly stressed during fall semester

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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. B l Page 1 Thursday, March 26 Serving size Calories/serving Total Vanilla latte, skim milk 16 oz Cranberry-orange muffin large muffin Salad with tomato and cucumber 1 ½ cups Salad dressing (balsamic) 2 tbsp Diet Coke 8 oz DAILY TOTAL Kasey’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 27 Serving size Calories/serving Total Vanilla latte, skim milk 16 oz Luna bar (Nuts Over Chocolate) 1 bar Turkey wrap (turkey, lettuce, tomato, Dijon mustard, whole wheat tortilla) 1 wrap Diet Coke 8 oz Jelly beans 1 dozen pieces

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