The Diet, The South Beach Diet

1403 Words Mar 4th, 2015 6 Pages
Introduction: We live in a society that is crazed in following latest diets whether it be the Mediterranean diet, the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet etc. Each day there are new discoveries displayed throughout the media regarding diets and lifestyles, yet for a society so obsessed in the healthiest trend our statistics tend to show the flying numbers at which the population is diagnosed with chronic diseases related to nutritional factors. Thus a sound nutrition is more essential than ever. In the United States at least 4 of the 10 leading causes of are directly linked to what we eat. Majority if not all of the chronic diseases have a nutritional/lifestyle component that if caught in time can be reversed. Therefore the focus of the meal plan project was to gain an understanding of one’s own personal nutritional intake by measuring calories consumed throughout the course of one week. In doing so the individual is made aware of any nutritional deficiencies or food excesses by the choices made when selecting food. The individual is able to fully grasp their individual needs by analyzing the data collected over their consumption of essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, lipids, water and proteins. In the midst of attending class, work and club schedules, as well as inadequate sleep I hypothesize that my overall nutrition will look be a downward spiral with insufficient calories and deficiencies in minerals.
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