Essays Tagged: "calories"

Nutrition in mountain biking

6 OUTLINEI. Waterworld1. Muscles produce 30-100 times more heat while riding2. Water doesn't supply calories, minerals, or vitaminsA. But it is used for almost every body functionB. 55-65% of body wei ... races. The body loses this much fluid mostly from anincrease in sweat rates. Water does not supply calories, minerals, orvitamins, but it is mandatory almost for every body function. It keeps bodytem ...

(5 pages) 60 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Energy Flow Systems

is the electricity that comes from the dams that block that flow. Human labor is energy; so are the calories that are stored as fat by salmon for their journey upstream." White notes that energy is as ...

(6 pages) 66 0 4.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This is a paper I did for debating. It argues about about coke and other soft drinks, their affects and the need for kids to consume.

er nutrients).Regular soft drinks provide youths and young adults with immense amounts of sugar and calories. Both regular and diet sodas affect Americans' and Canadians' intake of various minerals, v ... that they are given the name, "liquid candy?"Because of this we are not compensating for the extra calories by cutting back on food and that is why it is double and you become obese.Soft drinks may a ...

(5 pages) 122 1 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Food and Nutrition

when time is of the essence? But do you know what you're eating? For example, do you know how many calories are in a Taco Bell Gordita? Have you ever considered how much sodium you're consuming with ... bohydrates are cereals, fruits, breads and some vegetables. Each gram of carbohydrate contains four Calories. There are two types of carbohydrates:Simple carbohydrates are used for quick, immediate en ...

(8 pages) 687 1 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

"Hunger as an idealogy."

eberry yogurt with a small spoon in front of it. Above the picture, the advertisement claims : "100 calories. 0% fat. Proof that there is a God and she is a woman watching her figure." All in all, thi ...

(3 pages) 84 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Nothing Tastes as Good as Thin Feels.

to an excessive amount of body fat. In scientific terms, obesity occurs when a person consumes more calories than he or she burns. What causes this imbalance between "calories in and calories out" may ... maybe these "overweight" individuals should simply stop eating or consume no more than five hundred calories per day. After all nothing tastes as good as thin feels.There are those who turn to diets t ...

(3 pages) 119 5 2.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


here is an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. In other words, you consume more calories than you can use in your daily activities. Lipids are a major cause of obesity and can be f ... nt factor, as males tend to have a higher metabolic rate then females, therefore males require more calories to maintain their body weight. Additionally, when females become post-menopausal, their met ...

(5 pages) 203 0 2.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Increase of Childhood Obesity - the causes of childhood obesity.

n every five children aged six to eleven is obese (13). Obesity occurs when an individual eats more calories than his or her body uses causing fat accumulation and weight gain. Medical problems such a ... ne parent is overweight (26). Genetics can also decrease metabolic rate, or the rate a person burns calories. One child may have a high metabolism that causes him or her to be more lean, while another ...

(4 pages) 496 2 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

What is to be done about Obesity?

y disputed across culture and throughout biology. Obesity is when the intake of food in the form of calories exceeds the energy expended (Acumedic, 2003). Some argue that obesity is a result of geneti ... hen the body does not need food. Additionally, comfort foods- those that are high in sugar, fat and calories have been found to calm stress within the body; however, hormones that are produced when un ...

(3 pages) 232 0 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Research paper on the dietary supplement Ephedra.

Research PaperWouldn't it be nice to pop a pill, stretch out in a BarcaLounger and incinerate calories like a long-distance runner? That's one of the many statements that manufactures of dietary ...

(8 pages) 187 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

A Green History of the World - The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations by Clive Ponting. A summary of the book and his theory

d to repair itself. Even today the few peoples who still forage have a daily calorie intake of 2100 calories on three days work a week leaving four days a week for leisure. In foraging cultures food w ...

(3 pages) 49 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

What Got Me Thinking

What Got Me ThinkOne of the things that got me thinking while in health is how much fat and calories I get into my body by eating fast food everyday. After all just a regular hamburger and a r ... all just a regular hamburger and a regular vanilla shake already ads up to 21 grams of fat and 635 calories. After learning about some of this in class I checked it out on the Internet and found out ...

(2 pages) 43 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Understanding Bulimia Nervosa

ned as "periods of uncontrolled eating." (Goldner) "A person eats anywhere between 1,000 and 60,000 calories in a sitting."(Bierma) Some attempt to counteract the eating by dieting, exercise or other ... ly become addictive. Although in the first instance they may have done it to get rid of excess food calories, it soon becomes a form of security. They are afraid to stop because they fear their eating ...

(4 pages) 68 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Fat makes us fat

f fat and why this nutrient makes us fat. The amount of energy a particular food has depends on the calories or quantity of fat, carbohydrates and proteins that it contains. Foods can either be made u ... carbohydrates, or a combination. A food which contains mostly fat will contain more than twice the calories than a food containing mostly carbohydrates or protein. One example is comparing a serving ...

(2 pages) 75 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

What are Calories?

as being the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one gram by one degree Celsius. Calories of a food can also be recognized as a kilocalorie, or one thousand-calorie unit.In order fo ... ie unit.In order for your body to grow, your body is required to have certain amounts of energy, or calories, depending on your age and height. For example, according to the Food and Nutrition Board o ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

List the enzymes needed for the digestion of carbohydrates

normal bodily functions and levels of physical activity is the main purpose of carbohydrates. Four calories of energy is supplied by a gram of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates supply the body with energy ... beet, fruit sugar, rice, and potatoes. Carbohydrate intake should supply over half a persons daily calories. If that doesn't happen the liver convert fatty and amino acids into carbohydrates for ener ...

(2 pages) 79 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Fat Bottom Kids Make the Rockin' World Go 'Round

. They are also bombarded with advertisements urging them to consume foods that are high in fat and calories, and are learning bad eating habits from to their parents. Overweight and obese children ar ... if they aren't doing anything at all. The slower metabolism certainly won't help burn the excessive calories likely to have been in the child's dinner.Families no longer eat regular meals together, an ...

(5 pages) 74 1 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Report on Bulimia Nervosa

ho become bulimic in their adolescent years.They often binge by eating large amounts, up to 55, 000 calories; and then purge by inducing vomiting or misusing laxatives and diuretics or other medicatio ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Athletes, Fitness and health diets!!!

orking muscles. That's why carbohydrate-containing foods should comprise at least 60 percent of the calories in an athlete's eating plan. Some foods high in carbohydrate and low in fat include breads, ... first two hours following exercise. Therefore, athletes should eat or drink 200 to 400 carbohydrate calories as soon as tolerable after exercise, and then again two hours later. Here are a few 200 to ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Fast Food

lder says, "Oh, that looks so good". And the Angel on the right shoulder says, " No! That has 2,000 calories, and its already past 9:00". Sometimes it's hard to choose. When I get in the situation whe ... emind our self that we are just making Burger King richer and we are just putting on more unhealthy calories that our bodies do not need."Fast-food' restaurants start to get expensive when you go ever ...

(2 pages) 66 0 2.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine