Forum 4: Energy Metabolism and Nutrition and Cancer

Forum 4: Energy Metabolism and Nutrition and Cancer

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Carbohydrate, fat, and protein are the three macronutrients that provide our body with energy in the form of calories. Most of your daily calorie needs should come from carbohydrate and fat.

In this forum, you are going to explore what makes you eat and popular weight loss diets.

Initial Post: If your last name starts with the following letter, then you will discuss the following topic for your initial post.

First Letter of Last Name


A through L

Topic 1

K through Z

Topic 2

Topic 1:  Why do you eat what you do? Keep track of what triggers you eating for a few days. Is it primarily hunger or appetite? How do your physical activity and daily habits affect what you eat? Does the world around influence what you select to eat?

Topic 2: Pick a popular weight loss diet and evaluate it using the tools introduced in Lesson 1.  Does the diet provide an appropriate amount of all the nutrients and food groups?  Is the meal plan sound?  How much weight loss does it advertise?  Based on the information in this week’s chapters, is that realistic?  What tools did you use to evaluate the diet?

Your initial post must be at least 250 words and posted by Wednesday, 11:55 pm EST. You need to state your thesis and support it with evidence and at least one outside, reputable reference. Your textbook is not an outside reference. Remember, there is no right or wrong. Before you post your initial forum discussion, submit it in the assignment area, so its originality is checked by Your originality index or score should be less than 15%. If it is greater than 15%, rewrite your discussion, submit it again in the assignment area and check the %. Keep doing this until your % is less than 15 and then post your discussion in the forum.  Please note, it can take 24 hours for the second submission to be checked, and the score returned.  If you do not check your post, then I will take points off.

Follow-up Posts: Once you have posted your initial forum discussion, you must reply to at least two other learner’s post.  You must respond to at least one post that was not your initial forum topic.  Your follow-up posts must be at least 100 words

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