Your roommate is in a hurry to lose 20 pounds, because her high…
Your roommate is in a hurry to lose 20 pounds, because her high school reunion is coming up in two weeks. She decides to go on a high protein (soy powder) very low calorie vegan diet- she figures about 300 kcals a day would do the trick. She doesn’t know much about vegan diets but her friend is on one so she plans to focus on eating lettuce salads with fat-free dressing, soy protein powder mixed with water, and celery. She asks for your advice on losing weight and vegan diets since she knows you are taking a nutrition class this quarter.
1. a. What are some health risks associated with her very low kcal/starvation diet? What nutrients might she be low in?
2. What happens to the BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate on a very low kcal (starvation) diet like this?
3. What kind of weight is your friend losing? Explain… (as the scale numbers fall, what is being lost, and why?)
4.a. How likely is your roommate to keep the weight she loses off? Explain. What advice might you have for her?
b. Plan out a one day vegan diet (so that all of her nutrient needs are met) and activity/exercise plan for her that would help her out…..