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Haley Locklar is a Nutrition major at the University of Alabama.
Weight Management, Sports Nutrition
Growing up on a farm taught me great deal about hard work. I put one hundred percent into everything I do, and this is one of my best qualities. I also have very good time management skills and never procrastinate. I picked the field of nutrition, because I believe that it is essential to make people aware of the importance of eating right and taking care of their body in order to have a healthy life style. I also enjoy helping people, and because of the way our country has diminished health-wise, I believe it is important to show people how to avoid the fate of obesity. I work hard for things I care about and the health of the ones I love is very important to me. I also know that I have to work hard to provide for the family I want, and there is nothing more important to me than family. I believe this is what I was meant to do, and I will work hard to do what I love.
·I am a member of the American Dietetic Association.
·I am also a member of Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian’s Association
·All-State Softball Award at Battle Ground Academy 7 years
·Most Valuable Player in softball at Battle Ground Academy in 2007 and 2008
I would like to work as a consultant in weight management. I am also interested in sports nutrition and lifecycle nutrition and believe I have a fulfilling profession in either of those areas. My basic long term goal is to settle down and do something in the field of nutrition that makes me the most happy. I believe that if you are doing a job that makes you happy and you enjoy, you never have to “go to work” a day in your life, and that is what I hope to accomplish.
Every Christmas in between the years of 2004-2008, I helped Zion Presbyterian Church with their Senior Citizen’s Christmas dinner by cooking, serving, and entertaining the senior citizens of the church. Every other Sunday in the years of 2007 and 2008, I helped clean building of the nonprofit organization, Columbia Women’s Center, a Christian ministry who counsels expecting mothers and new mothers. In 2011, I was in charge of two donation drop off locations for the Tuscaloosa tornado relief efforts in Nashville and Columbia Tennessee. I also returned to Tuscaloosa and volunteered at a donation site in Alberta City, Alabama, handing out necessities to the victims of the tornado of April 27, 2011.
AbstractCarbohydrate-restricted versus low-glycemic-index diets for the treatment of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome focuses on ways to prevent Type 2 Diabetes with diet. There are two main types of diets discussed, Carbohydrate-restricted diets, and low-glycemic-index diets. Since the obesity rate in America keeps increasing, so does the diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. A carbohydrate-restricted diet is a diet that decreases the amount of carbohydrates on consumes. There is no set number of what can be considered in the diet, and the numbers vary with each individual, it is simply just reducing the amount of carbohydrates one consumes in their daily diet. Glycemic index explains the different pospradial glucose responses that the body has when it consumes carbohydrates. This diet includes more calculating and a little more difficult for someone to figure out. In this research, it was found that subjects with dyslipidemia which is associated with Type 2 Diabetes who had lower levels of carbohydrates improved more than people consuming other diets. These improvements included mainly lower plasma triglyceride levels and higher high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels. Yet, subjects who were on both low glycemic index diet and restricted carbohydrates had low C-reactive protein, which is an inflammatory biomarker found in the body. The largest difference was that after a year, the subjects who were on the low glycemic index diet had better pancreatic beta cell function, based upon the disposition index.