Three Day Diet Analysis

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Three Day Diet Analysis Karen Proctor SCI/241 January, 13, 2013 Timothy Baghurst The Choose My Plate website provided by the U.S. government provides a way to plan, track, and compare meals based on the nutrients needed by the individual. Using the Super Tracker to track my food for the last 3 days and comparing it to what should be eaten was an eye opening experience. My eating habits at this time include eating quite a bit of fast food and prepackaged food. I skip breakfast most mornings and have only a cup of coffee. I may eat a piece of fruit and then I work 3 or 4 hours before I get a snack of maybe a piece of fried chicken from KFC and a biscuit. Later, I may drink a cup of tea and by the time I make it home after 6…show more content…
I went over the amount of calories I should have used. My average calories a day was 2068. My empty calories were also over with an average of 483 eaten each day. My report showed I was over in the protein group, but under in the seafood I should have eaten. I was under in the dairy group and also under in the vegetable category. The report showed that I was over in the refined grains and under in the whole grains. I was over in the fruits category also. In the grains food group I averaged 4.5 ounces a day all from refined grains. The vegetable category shows I averaged only 2 cups a day, with no dark green vegetables. I averaged 5 cups of red or orange, 2 cups of beans and peas, 1.5 cups of starchy vegetables, and 4 cups of other vegetables daily. I was over in the fruit group with 2.75 cups of fruit, no fruit juice. I actually did not consume any dairy products. I was over in the protein department with 8 ounces with only 3 ounces of seafood. I was 1 teaspoon over in the oil department. (United States Department of Agriculture) To modify my diet, and best use the 6 types of nutrients needed on a daily basis; I would need to eat a well-balanced diet including all the different categories of food listed on the tracker. I need to remove as many of the empty calories I now consume and replace those calories with more nutrient dense foods, such as dark green, leafy vegetables, and more calcium and
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