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Refer to your Cronometer three-day food record and review your intake of fluid. Review the foods/beverages that contributed to these totals.
Compare your intake of fluid from your diet to the daily recommendation. How did you do? List your intake and comment on whether you met, exceeded or were under this recommendation. If you went over the recommendation, comment on whether you were near or above the UL.
Compare your intake of fluid from your diet using the 1 ml fluid per calorie consumed guideline. How did you do? Comment on how your calculation using this method compares to the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for fluid.
Pretend you are training for a marathon and need to know your sweat rate to make sure you are consuming enough fluid. If you weighed 165 lb before your one hour training run, drank 8 oz of fluid on the run, and weighed 162 lb at finish, how much extra fluid would you need to consume to meet your required needs after this run? How much total fluid should you drink on your next run to balance out the same amount of sweat loss? Either use the sweat rate calculator mentioned in the Module and record all the information in your assignment submission or show your own math.
Brainstorm! If you fell short of the fluid recommendation, what barriers contributed to you not meeting the recommendation? In other words, what got in the way or why did you make the choices you did? If you met your guidelines, think about a day when you might not meet the guidelines. Why might this happen sometimes? Be ready to address these questions in the Diet Analysis project – no need to answer these questions here.