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Nutriton ntri 2000

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These covered Energy, Calories, and how to find calories.
Dr. Kevin W Huggins
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Myrissa Webb on Tuesday August 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ntri 2000 at Auburn University taught by Dr. Kevin W Huggins in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views.


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Date Created: 08/23/16
What is a calorie?  Measurement of energy  "the amount of heat it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius  1,000 calories = 1 kilocalorie = 1 (food) Calorie  In nutrition when talking about food, they are actually talking about the kilocalorie. They distinguish the kilocalorie with a capital "C" Energy-Yeilding Nutrients 1 gram of ANY carbohydrate is 4 kcals 1 gram of ANY fat is 9 kcals 1 gram of ANY protein is 4 kcals 1 gram of ANY alcohol is 7 kcals Meals for a typical day contains:  300g carbs 300(4)=1200  90 g fat 90(9)=810  123 g protein 123(4)=492 2,502  We don’t all have the same allowance for calories.  Variables: Age, Gender, Height, Weight, Exercise Nutrition Facts They round up and down. Technically the calories are 81.  The typical American diet: Carb = 50% (Recommended 45-65%) Fat = 33% (Recommended 20-35%) Protein = 16% (Recommended 10-35%)  We are technically in the guidelines  The recommended is not very useful, too big of a range  This doesn’t look at the type of carbs, fats, and proteins.  They could be eating all candy, bacon, and butter Energy Calculations  What portions of total energy is contributed by the various energy yielding nutrients? 290g carb = 1160 1160/1980 = 59% 60g fat = 540 540/1980 = 27% 70g protein = 280 280/1980 = 14% 1980 Why am I so hungry?  What drives us to eat?  What affects our food choices?  2 Drives o Hunger: Physical biological drive to eat o Appetite: Psychological drive to eat  Satiety o No longer a desire to eat o Feeling of satisfaction o Controlled by the hypothalamus o Meal size and composition  Protein and fat have a satiety affect on the body  Carbs is the worst o Hormones What has an impact on your food choice?  Food cost  Culture  Social Network: Friends and Family  Lifestyle  Food Marketing  Food Availability  Psychological needs  Social needs  Education, Occupation, Income  Routines and Habits  Health and Nutrition  Food flavor, texture, appearance, and preferences


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