Unit 08 - MDA Assignment

# For high endurance andor competitive athletes up to

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per kilogram of body weight. For high-endurance and/or competitive athletes, up to 2.0 grams per kilogram of body weight is recommended. Assume that Landon needs 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. A) Determine Landon’s protein needs (in grams). Assume that he needs 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. SHOW YOUR WORK for full credit. B) List at least 4 health problems or conditions that can result from excessive intake of protein (Chapter 6, pages 248 - 255). (2 points) Part A: 165 / 2.2= 75 75 x 1.5 = 112.5 grams Part B: Heart Disease, Cancer, Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis 14. A) Evaluate your intake of protein. Are you consuming more or less than you realized? What food sources of protein are most common in your diet (plant or animal sources)? Are you getting enough or too much? Is this something you’re concerned about? Why or why not? B) Identify at least one SPECIFIC and measurable improvement in regards to your protein intake that you’re willing to make starting this week. A measurable goal

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usually has numbers and/or a time frame in it ( Example: “Right now, most of my protein is coming from animal sources that are also high in fat. This week, I’m going to replace at least ONE high-fat animal product PER DAY with a healthier choice (like fish, yogurt, low-fat milk, nuts, beans, seeds, an egg sandwich, etc” ). (2 points) Personal Evaluation: I mostly intake protein from animal sources but that are also high in saturated fats. Specific Goal: I will replace one high animal product every TWO days. Monday Thursday and Saturday I will eat something other than high-fat animal product and will eat high-fat animal product Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

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