Eating Disorders and Weight Management The websites I chose were all related to eating disorders and weight management. The first page was nationaleatingdisorders.org and was information about anorexia nervosa. I then visited an overeating website as well as an article on heavy Americans speaking out against criticism and showing “fat pride”. Lastly were stories on the procedures and histories of obesity surgeries. All of these were very educational on their topics. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which individuals do not eat enough food and are obsessed with weight loss and their body image. This leads to an unhealthy body weight that can be very life-threatening. Anorexic individuals will most likely be malnourished due to lack of proper macro and micro nutrient intake. This deficiency leads to slowed body processes and can cause devastating problems. The highest risk of anorexia is in women. Overeating is a common issue for many individuals. Overeating generally occurs in both people who gain weight and people who are trying to lose weight. Symptoms of an overeater include binge eating, eating out of boredom, eating from guilt, depression, etc. These can cause unmanageable lives that are ultimately unhealthy. OA.org is an Anonymous group to help support people with this disorder that are seeking a way out of this bad habit. The third page I visited was a New York Times article about the argument of overweight people against reform. Basically, the main argument is that thin does not mean healthy. There are many people who are thin, but not healthy, and vice versa. It is very possible for an individual whom is technically overweight to be healthier than someone within their healthy weight range. However, being healthier in some aspects does not mean being overweight is still acceptable due to other risks such as heart and cardiovascular issues. Regardless, Marilyn Wann promotes “fat pride” in hopes to change society’s view on “fat” people. Lastly were histories and explanations on a variety of obesity surgeries from asmbs.org. This page went over six different obesity surgeries. Within each one they included the origin and by whom, the reasons why one might get this,…
The article “Carbohydrates” provides timely information on diet and nutrition. It discusses the difference between glycemic index and glycemic load, what the glycemic index of sugar substitutes, high carbohydrates diets, low carbohydrates diet, and sugar alcohol sweeteners.
Glycemic index and glycemic load are similar but do not mean the same thing. The glycemic index is a ranking system based on the ability of carbohydrate-based foods to raise the blood glucose level as well…
Fat has always been looked at as bad, but it is only bad if one doesn’t understand the different types of fat and how they work or the importance of keeping your fat intake at a moderate level. Fat contains a certain amount of calories, which we need. But an excessive amount of fat or calorie intake can lead to weight gain or obesity. Fats are categorized as the “bad fats” which include saturated and trans-fats. Then there are the “better fats”, which are unsaturated fats, monounsaturated fats and…
The Big Fat Liability Case
The most important stakeholder in this case should be McDonalds and other fast food restaurants, and especially for those people that has low income will eat the fast food often. The most important reason that why should we talk about this case is that people not only should care about their health, but also that we should get to know the fast food.
The fast food industry must be one of the most important problems in the world, not only in the North…
Saturated And Unsaturated Fat
Hydrocarbon chain saturated with hydrogen
Molecule contains only single bonds
Hydrocarbon chain not saturated with hydrogen
at least one double bond in molecule
Monounsaturated has one double bond
Polyunsaturated has more than one double bond
can become saturated during hydrogenation process
Physical State At Room Temperature
Solid (Trans Fats & Saturated Fats); stable
June 21, 2000
Body fat composition is necessary for organs and to keep us warm at during cold months. Women carry more body fat than men do. Also there are techniques to determine body fat and commonly men want to be 8% to 20 % body fat and woman need to be around 21% to 33% body fat. When we age body fat increases and lean body mass decrease this won’t change appearance. This means that you could weigh the same as an older adult but you have over time…
CASE STUDY: HOW FATS AFFECT YOUR BODY
PROBLEM: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the affects of fats on the human body.
INTRODUCTION: Three main types of dietary fat exist… unsaturated, saturated and Trans fat. No two fats affect the body and health in the same way. Fats help the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins as well as influence your heart health and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Proper intake of good nutrition is very important for everyone.
HYPOTHESIS: Fats , while there…
Understand Your Fats and Fiber
According to the “Face the Fat’s” section on the American Heart Association web site bad fats are saturated and trans fats and the better fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Fish and Omega-3 oils are the best fats.
Saturated fats are triglycerides that contain only saturated fatty acids. A few examples of foods that contain large amounts of saturated fat are animal fats such as cream, cheese, butter, ghee, lard, and fatty meats. Also included are certain…
Higher quality protein is easier for the body to
utilize, and is also healthier for the body overall.
The best protein choices include :
Chicken without skin
Low fat dairy products
Beans and nuts
• Carbohydrates, along with fats and proteins, are one of the
three main classes of food. Carbohydrates are organic
compounds consisting mainly of sugars, starches and fiber.
Plants make carbohydrates during photosynthesis and store
NUSC 1165: Fundamentals of Nutrition
Chapter 1 Objectives
Define the terms nutrition and nutrient.
Describe two changes in American eating patterns that have increased chronic disease.
Define essential nutrients, fortified foods, zoochemicals, and phytochemicals.
Become familiar with the classification of nutrients, and how nutrients function in general.
Discuss how nutrition can affect your health in the short term and long term.
Become familiar with malnutrition, undernutrition…