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Milestone Draft My client is a nurse who lives in Pennsylvania and works in New York City. She stays with her brother 3 days out of the week in New Jersey which is closer to New York City and goes back home to Pennsylvania on her days off. Sleep is the body’s built-in recovery mechanism. The protein that builds up in the cerebro-spinal fluid during waking hours can be broken down only during sleep, so due to her poor sleeping habits, she is constantly craving for unhealthy foods which is the main contributing factor to her weight gain. She is 220 pounds as of today and her goal is to weigh 170 pounds. According to Jackie she eats breakfast between 8:30 am - 9:00am and goes to sleep between 11:30 -12pm. She wakes up around 3:30 pm, drink …show more content…

Stay hydrated during your shift and limit caffeine because drinking coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverages can help you stay alert, but don’t consume more than 400 mg of caffeine a day. That is about the amount of caffeine found in two to three small cups of regular coffee. Caffeine can stay in your system for up to eight hours and this can affect your sleep. Switch to decaffeinated drinks, unsweetened herbal tea or water about four hours before bedtime. Jackie’s diet is pretty much the same so l picked the last day. On the first day, she consumed 1374 calories out of 1600 calories depending on her target weight. She did not meet the daily requirement for carbohydrates being the largest class of nutrients, including sugars, starch, and fibers, that function as the body’s primary source of energy. Jackie’s carbohydrate intake was 140.9 grams out of the 300 grams needed, which was 321.9 calories and 23.9 % calories came from carbohydrate. 46% of her diet was fat, 36% being saturated fat, 44% monounsaturated fat and 20% polyunsaturated fat. The sodium Adequate intake for 9-50 years old is 1500mg per day and the tolerable upper intake for 14 years and older is 2300mg, which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. To be healthy make sure you are getting the adequate nutrients daily of calcium, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin A and Vitamin C. Eat less of saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. These are a

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