Compare J. Wellington Wimpy's burger meal before his transformation to his sub meal afterwards. For each meal (before and after), list the ingredients that were likely in his meal. Then compare the macromolecules available in each meal. Explain how these macromolecules break down in the body for energy. What are the major differences between the two meals? Is the turkey sub a healthier meal when looking at the macromolecules available? Provide some tips for Wimpy to make his meals even healthier.

The macromolecules present in both meals are identical, but the quantities and quality are different between the two meals.

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Let's start with macromolecules. Biological macromolecules are large molecules that are necessary for life. They are proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates, and nucleic acids....

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There are multiple questions being asked here, and without very specific information, I can only provide specific answers to certain parts of the various questions being asked.

Let's start with macromolecules. Biological macromolecules are large molecules that are necessary for life. They are proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. This question appears to be focused on nutrition; therefore, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates are the focus.

J. Wellington Wimpy has a terribly unfortunate name, and his dietary choices are under examination here. Without very specific information about which burger meal and which sub meal he consumed, I can only provide answers based on my experiences teaching high school health classes and asking students similar questions. Both meals have the same macromolecules present. The burger and sub both have protein from the meat, carbohydrates from the buns, and fat is present in both; however, the quantity of those macromolecules is different.

I took nutritional information from a Big Mac from McDonald's and a 6 inch Turkey Sub from Subway. There is a caloric difference in the base meal, and the following information is based on the standard meal. The sub has 40 grams of carbs vs the burger's 45 grams. The protein in the sub is 20 grams, and the burger has 25 grams. Those numbers are quite similar, but the lipid/fat content is quite different because turkey is a much leaner meat than beef. The total fat in the sub is 3 grams while the burger has 30 grams of fat. This is why the burger's caloric number is almost double the sub's caloric number. Lipids have 9 calories per gram versus the 4 calories per gram that proteins and carbohydrates have.

Turkey is a much leaner meat than beef, so it is technically "healthier;" however, Wimpy may have chosen the foot long sub instead of the 6 inch sub, and he may have loaded it up with mayonnaise and oil. Those additions will change the overall calories of the sub as well as change the amounts of macromolecules consumed. Knowing the exact size of the sub consumed as well as what exact toppings were included is critical information for determining whether or not Wimpy's sub selection was indeed healthier or not when compared to the Big Mac. In order for Wimpy to make his sub sandwich as healthy as possible, Wimpy needs to choose the serving size that is based on the 2,000 calorie diet, and he needs to not put on the fattier toppings like mayonnaise.

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