Calorie Managment – Coursework Example

Calorie Management - Algorithm Planning for Calorie Management of the 27,01 Planning a program that calculates daily caloric balance
The content of calories in different foods and beverages depend on whether the listed values in the labels reflect the actual values. Some food and beverage manufacturers may not indicate the true value of the calories. However, the most important factor is to determine the amount of calories consumed by an individual after taking a particular food or beverage. According to Thomas et al. (2000) planning a program that calculates daily caloric balance depends on the food items and beverages one intend to take daily. The amount consumed gives the cumulative value of calories taken. Once the identity of food or beverage is clear, it provides an idea of total consumption. Calories get converted to energy that gets lost while taking part in strenuous activities hence calories depleted from one activity to another (Thomas et al., 2000). The difference gives a daily caloric balance.
List of activities for the first phase
Identify food items and beverages with specific caloric levels
Calculate the amount of calories and cluster the values according to quantities of beverages and food items consumed
Carryout estimation of an individual’s daily calories intakes based on the food items
Estimation of calorie expanded for several exercises and use this information to select tasks for a particular person based on calories consumed and calories expended
Determine calorie balance in pounds (1pound = 3500calories) to obtain loss or gain
Accomplishment of the team for the week and planning for the weeks ahead
The team identified variable in calorie management program, methods of calculating the calories based on the internet calculator and labels. The team also clustered selected food and beverages and came up with a plan easy for adoption for individuals taking certain range of identified foods and beverages. Such are secure programs that would help guide on the amount of calories intake in a day and the total amount consumed. Planning for the week ahead involves implementation of the program based on the current concept.
Logical sequential program that calculates daily calorie balance for effective management
Reference
Thomas, D.R., Ashmen, W., Morley, J.E., Evans, W.J. & The Council for Nutritional Strategies in Long-Term Care. (2000). Nutritional Management in Long-Term Care: Development of a Clinical Guideline. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 55A(12), M725–M734