Nutrition: Obesity and Bmi Essay

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Assignment 3 Due 3rd exam
Note you must do parts 1, 2 and 3of this assignment for your homework grade.
Part 1)A Close Look at Your Weight Status
Determine the following two indicates of your body status: body mass index and waist circumference.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Record your weight in pounds: 145 lb Divide your weight in pounds by 2.2 to determine your weight in kilograms: 65.9 kg Record your height in inches: 63 in
Divide your height in inches by 39.3 to determine your height in meter: 1.6 m
Calculate your BMI using the following formula:
BMI = 65.9 kg/ 1.6 m2 = 25
Or use this formula: Body wt in pounds x 703 Ht x ht in inches
Example:107lb x703 62 x62 = BMI =19
Waist Circumference Use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your waist (at the navel with stomach muscles relaxed). Circumference of waist = 29 in

1. When BMI is greater than 25, health risks from overweight may begin. It is especially advisable to consider weight loss if your BMI exceeds 30. Does your exceed 25 (or 30) ?
2. When a person has BMI greater than 25 and the waist circumference of more than 40 inches (102 cm) in men or 35 inches (88 cm) in women. There is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. Does your waist circumference exceed the standard for your genders?
3. Do you feel you need to pursue a program of weight loss?

Application 4. From what you’ve learned, what habits can you change in the patterns of eating and physical activity to lose weight and help ensure maintenance of any loss? I can change my eating habits by changing my portion size and cutting back on soda especially. I could also become more physically active.

4. What are health risk factors from having BMI greater than 25? Obesity and becoming overweight.

Part 2
Assessment of %IBW (Ideal Body Weight) and %UBW (Undesirable Body Weight)

Using BMI can tell you if the patient is overweight as well as can be a guide for malnourished patients. There are tables that can be used to evaluate if the patient’s risk for malnutrition based on using the estimated %IBW and %UBW (see table below). To estimate %IBW compare the individual’s weight with a reasonable (ideal) weight from BMI table (use a BMI of 22 as a reference).
Example: %IBW of patient 5ft 8 in weighs 116. Using BMI of 22 patient should have a reasonable weight of 144 lbs.
%IBW=116/144 x100=80.6. Patient is at 80.6 % of Ideal body weight and is at mild risk for