Secondly, I began eating more nutritionally. I selected foods from the USDA Food Pyramid groups. I made sure that vegetables and fruits were a part of my daily diet. I limited sweets and salty crunchy snacks.
* At least 5 helpings of fruit or vegetable in raw, cooked, tinned dried or frozen form but limiting fruit juices to one serving only as they lack sufficient fibre. These are a
I have learned a lot from this two-day diet analysis assignment. In my two day assessment, I recorded my food intake, quantities, drinks, snacks, condiments, where and who I was with during the meal, the time of day, and the amount of time I spent eating. I was able to analyze my diet to examine what I was eating and what types of nutrients I was getting. I then compared all aspects with my recommended levels of nutrients for my dietary recommended intake. I learned that my eating habits are not the best and could lead to serious health problems in the future that may be detrimental.
Based on a 24 Hour Recall of my diet, results using NutriCalc Plus report that my food intake lacked a healthy balance of all food groups. My Grain intake reached only 60% of the My Plate daily recommendations. My Vegetable intake was a mere 50% of the recommended servings. Additionally, I consumed 84% of the daily recommendations for the Dairy Group. Nonetheless, I did exceed the recommendations for the Fruit Group and Protein Group with intakes of 155% and 107%, respectively.
diet as long as the portions are kept small. This makes selecting a menu easy as there is nothing
Day 2 of recording my food intake that morning I had a meal replacement drink and I went running at the trail and after I had orange power aid and a protein bar for lunch. I went to spankys bar and grill and had fried pickles with ranch for an appetizer, a chicken fried potato with white gravy and one trip to the salad bar loaded with all the toppings and a water with extra lemons. For a snack, I had barbeque sunflower seeds with a water. That evening for dinner I had water with lemons, steak, rice with brown gravy, and mac and cheese.
When comparing my calorie, fiber, and cholesterol average intakes to the target intake, I found that both my calorie and fiber intakes were under, and my cholesterol was okay. I was kind of surprised by this because I felt that I had eaten way more calorie and cholesterol rich foods than I actually did. After I looked at the Food Groups and Calories Report, I found that I was under in every category except for protein, in which I was over. The target amount for my grains was 6 ounces, and I only ate 5. For vegetables it was 2.5 cups, and I ate 1. For fruits it was 2 cups, and I ate 0. Dairy was 3 cups, and I ingested ¼ cup. Proteins was 5.5 ounces, and I went way over with 8 ounces. Oils was 6 teaspoons, and I ingested 5 teaspoons.
Normally, I watch and count my caloric intake after every meal. It helps me stay on track of my nutrition, and managing what and when you eat is very important for your health. I was very untroubled to have assigned this assignment, because I looked at this assignment as an important
1. Kids will learn the importance of incorporating 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily; they will learn about the significance of “rainbow foods”
The main problem that I run into with consumption is portion control and managing caloric intake. I personally have difficulties with portion control when I by an item that contains more than one portion. I will forget that it is not a single serving and continue to eat the entire product in one sitting. A way that I manage this problem is by buying individually packaged items. By doing this I am able to consume a healthier amount of the food product and can better manage what I eat. I also have problems managing my caloric intake by forgetting to log food that I have eaten in my food journal. I have remedied this problem by setting an alarm on my phone that sends an alert during each meal that I eat with a reminder to track my food. Overconsumption
In the table shown, it reflects my diet over a 3 day period. It shows the intake necessary based on a 2000 calorie diet and shows if the participant was receiving over or under the amount of nutrient necessary during the 3 day