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My client is a 21 year old female who is 65 inches tall or 5 feet 5 inches. She weighed in at 68.0386 kilograms or 150 pounds. Based on a height to weight table regarding body mass index or BMI, she is placed in the “healthy” category but also boarder line “overweight”. If she were to lose up to 25 pounds of weight she would still be considered healthy. According to the skinfold equation from the 3-Site Jackson and Pollock method and using a caliper, the results concluded that the client had a BMI of 29.5%. The three sites included the triceps, abdomen and thighs when measuring for women. On the other hand, when entering in diet and exercise into a program on the computer, the results ...view middle of the document...

32 calories. REE represents the amount of calories required for a 24 hour period by the body during a non-active period. There was an average of 1,236.21 activity calories through daily activities including everything from doing chores to walking to class. After the three days, there was an average total of 2,661.53 calories. The client consumed 1,083.24 kcal yet the RDA recommendation is 2,535.68kcal, which is only 42.72%. My client consumed 47.47% of her calories from fat and around 34.02% of calories came from saturated fats. To calculate the daily resting metabolic rate, RMR, you must take into account the gender, age, height, weight and activity level. The client’s RMR was calculated to be 1,973 kcal in the “light active” category (“Calories Burned, BMI, BMR & RMR Calculator”). Body composition measures the percentage of body fat by using BMI. The most common method is the use of calipers. The client’s data was collected for the triceps at 17.5, abdomen at 12.5, and thigh at 30.25. After using the equation for females, the conclusion was that the client had a BMI of 27.4%. After evaluating the tests done on the client, her overall fitness level is “above average” and very good for her height and age (“Body Composition Tests”).
Regarding Vitamin B6, the client had an enormous amount compared to the RDA recommended value. The client consumed 392.65% more than the RDA value. On a daily basis, a person should consume around 1.3 mg whereas the client consumed 5.10 mg. The body uses Vitamin B6 to make antibodies, maintain normal nerve function, make hemoglobin, break down proteins, and keep blood sugar (glucose) in normal ranges. Too much Vitamin B6 can cause difficulty coordinating movement, numbness, and sensory changes. Vitamin B6 comes from avocado, banana, legumes, meat, nuts, poultry, and whole grains (“Office of Dietary Supplements”).
The client also consumed a large amount of Vitamin B12, around 7.82 mcg compared to the RDA recommendation of 2.4 mcg. This vitamin helps the body with metabolism, formation of red blood cells, and the overall maintenance of the central nervous system. Not enough Vitamin B12 can cause Celiac disease or even Crohn’s disease along with anemia, loss of balance, numbness or tingling in the arms and legs, and also overall weakness. We get Vitamin B12 from organ meats, shellfish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and breakfast cereals (“Office of Dietary Supplements”).
On the other hand, the client had a deficiency in Vitamin D, only consuming 20.93% of the RDA’s recommended value of 15 mcg. The body uses Vitamin D to absorb calcium, and helps with the nerve, muscle, and immune systems. Not enough Vitamin D can cause osteoporosis or Rickets. We get our Vitamin D from egg yolks, saltwater fish, liver and milk (“Office of Dietary Supplements”).
The client consumed twice as much folate as recommended. Folate is used by the body to help tissues grow and cells work. Not enough folate in the diet can cause diarrhea, gray...

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