To Assess Your Own Body Weight and Develop a Diet

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To Assess Your Own Body Weight and Develop a Diet and Exercise Program iLAB

Anthony D’Agostino
DeVry University
Health Wellness and Nutrition

What is Body Mass Index?
By definition, Body Mass Index is a measurement representing the ratio of a person’s body weight to his or her height. The BMI describes the body weight relative to height, and it correlates strongly (in adults) with the total body fat content.

A body mass index of less than 20 is considered to be underweight, while a body mass index between 20 and 25 is considered healthy. A body mass index in the range of 25 to 30 is regarded as overweight. A body mass index over 30 is regarded as obese. A body mass index of 100 or greater is regarded as morbidly obese.
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This meal contains 15 grams of fat, 274mg sodium, 47grams of carbs and 31 grams of protein.
This meal contains high-in-protein foods such as Tofu and Peanut Butter. It also contains Omega-3 Fatty Acid foods such as Salmon and berries.
Total Number of Calories in this meal is 1,437. Saving approximately 500 calories per day and incorporating some exercise will allow me to lose weight and lower my Body Mass Index.
Exercise Regimen
I have developed the following exercise regimen to remain active at least 1 hour a day, for at least 5 days a week:
Lunges – approximately 15 minutes of this exercise can burn approximately 500 calories.
Bicycling – approximately 25 minutes of biking can burn approximately 1100 calories.
Stretching – In an effort to increase flexibility, which will help with the short- and long-term effects of moderate workouts, I will perform approximately 10 minutes of stretching before and after workouts. This will also burn approximately 200 calories.
In total, based on a 1400-1600 calorie diet, and an exercise regimen that burns approximately 1800 calories, I can anticipate losing approximately 1-2 pounds a week.

References
(Nutrition, Health, and Wellness An Applied Approach VitalSource eBook For DeVry University. Pearson Learning Solutions p. 442). http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=16125 http://www.ehow.com/about_5475466_definition-body-mass.html

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