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Nutritional Measurements Quiz


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This reflects the energy required to maintain body systems and control body temperature at rest.

A. Body Mass Index

B. Total Energy Requirement

C. Energy Balance

D. Basal Metabolic Rate


It is important to meet your daily _________ so that your body gets everything it needs to function.

A. RMR

B. BMI

C. BMR

D. RDA


The Harris-Benedict equation does not take into account which factor?

A. Age

B. Height

C. Weight

D. Lean body mass


Proteins should make up _________ percent of your daily caloric intake.

A. 12-15

B. 20-40

C. 50-60

D. 15-25


Carbohydrates should make up________ percent of your daily caloric intake.

A. 20-45

B. 10-25

C. 50-60

D. 30-45


Which of the following equations would result in weight-loss?

A. Caloric Intake + Caloric Output

B. Caloric Intake > Caloric Output

C. Caloric Intake < Caloric Output D. Caloric Intake = Caloric Output


Fats should only make up_______ percent of your daily caloric intake

A. 30-35

B. 20-25

C. 15-20

D. 35-40


Anabolism refers to the build up of molecules?

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Carbohydrates have how many kcals per gram?

A. 3

B. 4

C. 5

D. 7


Which of the four factors is the most variable of your total energy expenditure?

A. RMR

B. Dietary thermogenesis

C. Physical activity

D. Adaptive thermogenesis


Which of the following statements best defines a calorie?

A. A unit of energy, equivalent to 1000 joules

B. The energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1oC

C. The energy required when your body is at rest

D. 1 calorie is the equivalent of 1000 joules


What is the equation to calculate macronutrient percentages?

A. Total Kcals x Kcals per gram ÷ Grams = %

B. Kcals per gram x Grams ÷ Total Kcals = %

C. Grams ÷ Kcals per gram x Total Kcals = %

D. Grams x Kcals per gram ÷ Total Kcals = %


What is the energy required to maintain body systems and control body temperature at rest?

A. RMR

B. BMI

C. BMR

D. RDA


If you consume more energy than you use, what energy balance will be achieved?

A. Neutral energy balance

B. Positive energy balance

C. Negative energy balance


Which equation is used to work out an individual’s BMR?

A. The Harris-Benedict equation

B. The Body Fat % equation

C. The BMI equation


Fats contain _____ calories per gram.

A. 4

B. 9

C. 8

D. 7




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