Diet Analysis Essay

1241 Words Jun 25th, 2012 5 Pages
John Monaghan 11/9/2009 Nutrition Diet Analysis

In life, many people participate in various daily events and activities that help them enjoy being who they are. People may enjoy getting together with friends, going to the mall, going to an amusement park or simply finding relaxation in nature. However, a big part of everyone’s life is of course eating and many people find pleasure in doing so. Eating is a very enjoyable and delectable must for everyone but should be done so, like everything in life, in a smart and intelligent way. Being smart and perceptive when eating is a large part of nutrition. Throughout the Diet Analysis Project, I was able to analyze and inspect my diet to examine what I was eating, what types of nutrients I
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Some of these lacking percentages may be a real deficiency and will call for my need of increasing them substantially. Vitamins A (RAE); E; and D, where A and E are nine percent and then D, which is slightly higher with thirteen percent need some major work and I will have to find ways to get these values at least higher than seventy percent. I will have to begin eating more carrots, egg yolk, broccoli, cantaloupe and drinking milk while doing so, to increase my vitamin A (RAE) percentage. For my vitamin E percentage, milk and egg yolk will help but I can also increase my whole-grain foods and eat some sunflower seeds and nuts to get it up where it needs to be. For my lacking vitamin D percentage I need to seriously increase my fatty fish intake—which is not difficult, due to my love of fish. Whole egg and beef liver will also both help in getting more vitamin D in my diet. My calorie intake overall was quite high equaling three thousand, two hundred and seven. My recommended intake was two thousand, four hundred and five. This wouldn’t be as much of an issue if I was getting adequate exercise to burn the excess calories and the calories I was consuming were equal to the calories I was burning. I had a recommended amount of two thousand, four hundred and five and an average intake of three thousand, two hundred and seven. My average expenditure was one thousand, seven hundred and fifty three and my average net gain was one thousand

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