The body manages its energy supply with amazing precision. Consider that many people maintain their weight within about a 10- to 20-pound range throughout their lives. How do they do this? How does the body manage excess energy? How do bones, muscle, fat, fluid, and other tissue influence our body composition? However, overweight, and underweight both result in energy imbalance. Almost 42% of adults aged 20 and above are overweight placing them at risk of developing chronic diseases that affect quality of life.  

After studying Module 3: Lecture Materials & Resources, answer the following:

  1. Conduct a nutrition/survey interview with 2 athletes and ask them a) what protein or amino acid supplements they use in their diet? and b) why do they use those supplements? Then, navigate to: www.quackwatch.orgLinks to an external site. and enter the name of the supplement. Provide 1 paragraph with your analysis of the products and what you found out about the products’ nutritional characteristics (see Chapter 5, page 132 of your textbook).
  2. Search the internet for a popular weight-loss program (i.e., Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc.), and submit 1 paragraph with the following:
    1. describe the diet plan
    2. evaluate whether the plan offers a nutritionally reliable way to lose weight or is it a Fad Diet (see Chapter 7, Table NP7-1, page 193 of your textbook)
  3. In 1 paragraph, describe type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes by providing:
    1. characteristics
    2. definition
    3. causes & symptoms (see Chapter 20, Table 20.2, page 564 of your textbook).

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 400 words, formatted, and cited in the current APA style with support from the textbook and the sources provided.  Your initial post is worth 8 points.
  • You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts