Sci 220 Food Intake – 3 Days

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Food Intake – 3 Days SCI/220 Food Intake – 3 Days I kept a record of my dietary intake for three days using the WileyPLUS iProfile food intake journal. I definitely feel that the journal is a great tool since it breaks down the ingredients of my diet and shows me exactly what it is that I am putting into my body on any given day. In addition, since starting this journal I feel that it is important to be aware of what I am eating and I plan to continue to use this journal in the future. Not only does the journal allow me to record my daily diet but it also shows me the recommended daily values for each of the food groups, minerals, and vitamins based on my age, height, and body weight. Understanding what is being put into my body…show more content…
The three macronutrients are carbohydrates, protein, and fat (McKinley Health Center, 2008). It is important to that macronutrient intake be within the recommended intake range. Having a diet that consists of too much or too little of a macronutrient could be harmful to the body. If you eat too many macronutrients, you could gain fat and if you eat too little macronutrients you could lose healthy fat, which would cause the body to break down. If you consistently eat too little protein, carbohydrates, or lipids, the body would be malnourished, which could have devastating effects on your health. Fiber Intake Ranges My fiber intake was only 32% of the recommended daily intake. I definitely feel that my fiber intake over the three days was excessively low. Fiber is an important part of your diet and a female such as me should consume 20 grams of fiber each day. Fiber is important for flushing out the body’s waste. A buildup of waste is bad for the body and can lead to many diseases that cause severe damage to the body. Some of the problems caused are colon cancer, obesity, and diabetes (Harvard, School of Public Health, 2012). The only fiber that I consumed during the three days was from the white bread and pizza that I ate. In the future, I will consume more fiber rich foods such as fruits and vegetables. Some examples of foods that are high in fiber would include pears, apples, bananas, black beans, and

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