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Activity 2: Grades 9-12
Healthy Choices

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  1. What is the likely outcome if your TDEE was greater than your caloric intake? Explain.
    (You would lose weight because your body metabolism demands more calories than you are consuming)
  2. What is the likely outcome if you TDEE is less than your caloric intake? Explain
    (You would gain weight because you'd be consuming more calories than you would be "burning off" through your normal metabolism.)
  3. Why is the Harris-Benedict more accurate than the initial estimate presented in step one? (Harris-Benedict takes into consideration gender, height, weight, age and activity level.)




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