The total average of my calories eaten during out three day food diary was 1,468 calories, which is almost a thousand calories less than what I should be consuming. I do eat very healthy, I had a good balance of nutrients most days. Overall, I ate healthily, but I could most certainly use some more calories. One way that I can get more calories is by eating more proteins. I do get some proteins, but unfortunately I am not getting quite as many as I should.
I was averaging around 2,671 calories a day for four consecutive days. By doing this food log, I have learned that I do not eat the healthiest and I should probably start eating healthy. I should also try taking some vitamins so that I do not have to eat as healthy and I can still get some nutrients. I could try eating more fruits and vegetables every day. Or eating some more protein, such as steak or fish.
The Paleo diet is in fact very different and far more superior due to its health benefits and costs. The Atkins diet is a meal plan strategically made to limit a humans carbohydrate intake (Paleo). This diet has been very famous in the last 4 decades and has produced great results in fighting obesity (Paleo). However the Atkins diet only focuses on your carb intake (Paleo). It gives people the option to eat highly processed foods just as long as they have a low carbohydrate content (Paleo).
Upon my research eating less than the proper body requirements can have negative effects such as slow metabolism, feeling sluggish and irritable, and also higher risk for nutrient deficiencies. (My fitnesspal, 2014) My protein levels were at a high range, which is not a problem. I was at 68g and according to My Plate I should be at 46g. My carbohydrate intake was 190mg and my target should be 190mg according to My Plate. MY total fat intake I was over during my first diet analysis and I did much
Every year, approximately 300,000 people die from an illness related to being overweight and obese (Carmona). This is a preventable disease but has been enabled primarily by fast food franchises and lifestyle choices. People like to take the easy options, and lately, that has been with food, because these foods are so heavily processed they are cheaper and thus people buy more. Recently, obesity has been declared a disease and now will be able to help people in a new way. If those that suffer from obesity are legally obligated to seek medical attention, then there would be a decrease in obesity rates.
This diet critique will be from everything I ate from Sunday, February 7 to Saturday, February 13. According to my dietary reference intake (DRI), I was allowed 2191 kcal for the week and I consumed 1978kcal. I met 90.3% of what I am allowed, although it Is on the higher end of the range it is still within. My calories from fat were 647kcal and my max allowed is 767kcal. Although I did not go over the minimum I was allowed was 438kcal so I still went over 209kcal from fat in which could be avoided.
According to my 5-day Nutrients Report, I consumed an average of 12 grams of dietary fiber. The DRI for fiber intake is 38 grams, which means that my current diet is lacking in this particular carbohydrate. I should be eating roughly three times the amount of fiber I am currently consuming. According to my 5-day Nutrients Report, approximately 27% of the energy (calories) in my diet came from fat. The AMDR for total fat intake is between 20% and 35%.
On the other hand, my Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Protein and Vitamin C consumption exceeded the DRI recommended intake. My fat breakdown report indicates my levels are within the average range. My vitamins report shows that my vitamin C intake is very high at 230% in contrast with my vitamin D, which is very low at only 8%. It can be hard for people to change their eating habits, and often external factors such as busy schedules, work, family and school can represent an important influence in their diets. The answer is not to drastically eliminate foods from your diet, instead, to find a balance diet rich in proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, etc.
Being healthy is a lifestyle choice that has increased over the past few years. In 1955, Kellogg introduced Special K, a cereal that is made from healthy ingredients and focuses on the adult market (“Kellogg Company”, 2015, p.7). Currently, the average person in America is at risk of health disease or is obese (Dinkins, 2001, p.98). There has gradually been in an increase in the want to diet, eat better and exercise, “twenty-three percent of people surveyed were interested in improving their diet” (Dinkins, 2001, p.98). This leads to many food companies creating their own healthier versions of food, and for Kellogg’s it is the dietary products of the Special K chain.
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.