I would like to overcome my deficiencies in magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin D. Due to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome I have dangerously low blood pressure therefore I need to increase my salt intake. I want to be able to walk around while food shopping, be able to use the stair case at least two dozen times a day, and strength my
I have a greater of amount of grains and proteins compared to all other categories but I still ate foods to get my intake of dairy, vegetables, and fruits each day to make sure my body was fueled up with good food. I made sure to look at the DRIs/Target I needed to meet for my nutrients and if I could Improve my intake of each nutrient. My iron intake is very good, I went over the target goal of iron intake by 2mg. This is good because iron is what helps transport oxygen throughout the body. I workout often so have a good oxygen supply is very important to my muscles and body so I stay fit and don't get tired easily.
Incorporating a work out routine and eating healthy has dramatically changed my life. I'm full of energy and feel great. Prior to this workout routine I constantly felt sluggish and was I completely out of shape. Now I am full of confidence and constantly strive to increase my strength. Although at times it is extremely demanding to complete the workouts, the benefits are well worth the efforts.
I am able to eat a good amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fat because I need it for all of the energy I use throughout the day. We all have those days when we feel like we did not do that well at practice or just feel a lot tired than usual, but this is all because we are not either not eating correctly or not eating the amount of food needed for your body to function correctly. It is very important for me to eat all of those necessary nutrients to perform correctly with my student-athlete lifestyle. The amount of healthier choices I make with my diet are going to impact my health in the future and help me live a better lifestyle in my
Diet Analysis 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.
Not providing my body with the right amount of nutrients can lead to a lot of different health issues and long term health issues. In order to stay healthy and maintain an active life style I must slow down and take time to ensure I’m giving my body what it needs to function properly. For my three days my total number of protein is 82g. My DRI for protein intake is 62-217g. This means I am within recommended range.
The last goal I have for myself is to watch my intake of fats. Fats are another essential part of a daily diet, but luckily for me, I normally end up eating just the right amount of fats. So, as the last step in my goal of maintaining a well-balanced diet and a healthy weight, I am going to try to make sure that my intake of fats will continue to be just the right amount. There are numerous ways to maintain a healthy life style, and this is just one of them. Keeping a food diary has been most beneficial and allowed me to see my need for more proteins and realize that carbohydrates are something that I need to continue to watch.
My results showed a high consumption of saturated fats and added sugars from processed foods. It would have led me to major health problems if I continued to do so unchanged. This is why every few months I tend to completely cut out fast food and junk food from my daily diet. This way I know to have some restraint when it came down to it. Also, I strive to incorporate more vegetables into my diet.
Doctor Libby Weaver, a nutritional biochemist, 7-time bestselling author and an international speaker, states in her recent book, “A great question to ask yourself before you make a food choice is ‘will this nourish me?’” She poses this question to help us understand that foods are not categorised as ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ but whether they are nourishing or not. The foods you eat 100% affect your physical, mental and social health. Coordination, strength and endurance are just some of the physical factors that are influenced by the foods you eat to enable your body to keep up throughout the day. Eating healthy foods, ensures your body can complete the day-to-day tasks with ease, where as a fatty, unhealthy diet can cause each activity, whether it be simply getting
Over three days of tracking my food I learned a lot about how much nutrients, minerals, and vitamins I am consuming, and if I am meeting my targeted amount. After knowing my target calorie goal I learned I consume an average of 1957 calories. I also learned that I meet all my carbohydrates, protein, fat, and sodium. The nutrients that surprised me the most is my calcium, vitamin D, and my dietary fiber. For my Intake Analysis I was, over all, recommended a 2000 calorie intake.