Although the graph on the food tracker showed that I surpassed my target protein intake, the amount of protein that I consumed only made up 16 percent of calories in my entire diet on the first day. This percentage isn’t bad, however, I believe that I should increase the protein intake in my diet. It is essential to eat protein because the body uses it for essential functions, such as repairing tissues. Afterwards, I realized that only 48 percent of the calories in my diet came from carbohydrates. Once again, this percentage isn’t bad, however, I do believe that I need more carbohydrates in my diet because it provides energy to the body.
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.
The Zone Diet believes in more of a balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins which affects the body as a whole. Critics believe the Zone Diet to be healthy but do not necessarily believe in the achievement of a better body system. The Atkins and the Zone Diets differ in some ways and are similar in others. Carbohydrates, fats, and protein are the three nutrients in food. Carbohydrates consist of foods like starches, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and sugars.
It gives people the option to eat highly processed foods just as long as they have a low carbohydrate content (Paleo). Refined sugar, salt, meals with added sugar and processed foods are not discarded in the Atkins diet (Paleo). The Atkins diet has also become a commercialized diet and has become highly expensive (Paleo). It targets people who have a decent amount of money. During the last decade many Atkins products have been realize to the public such as protein bars and drinks that are highly process and only focus on loosing weight and not on the person overall health (Paleo).
Eat protein at every meal. The time when you eat also plays a big factor. When you consume calories affects your weight gain and overall health. People who eat three meals a day with a snack tend to gain weight over time, on the other hand, those who ate one or two meals a day tended to lose weight. Consuming more calories in the morning and fewer as the day goes on is an effective way to maintain a healthy weight.
My Intake vs. Goals data tells my average fat, total for the three days was 98.96 grams of fat/total. Last, but not less my macronutrient ranges revealed the recommendations 20%-35%. I met 45% fat in my three day eating which was high need to work on those fatty foods. My plate analysis shows me the breakdown of the right foods and value needed to maintain a healthy nutrition.
The diet that I am currently on is not as nutritious as it should be. By looking at the Dietary Recommended Intakes for my age and comparing it to my current dietary habits, I hav... ... middle of paper ... ...f dairy products. Dairy products are a rich source of calcium and Vitamin D. Maintaining adequate calcium stores may prevent me from contracting osteoporosis as I age. Overall, I am pleased with the changes that I have made to my diet, and plan to continue working towards my goals. In order to accomplish my goals in the future, I will try to slowly increase my fruit, vegetable, and whole grain consumption.
At 779 grams my carbohydrate consum... ... middle of paper ... ...ient consumption is not as healthy as I might want to believe. I realized that consuming foods in some of the basic groups such as dairy and grains is not enough to have a healthy diet. You have to understand what foods provide healthy amounts of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, needed. I need to watch my fat, cholesterol, phosphorus, and zinc intake. Over the two days, I needed to increase my vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, folate, and potassium consumption.
This approach to healthy weight loss can be a slow process but reduces the presumed risks associated with other diets, such as Atkins. Is it possible to eat high-fat foods daily and not cause damage to you heart? High fat foods have been proven to cause health problems such as high blood pressure, colon cancer, and higher cholesterol as well as many other diseases. A study conducted at the Durham VA Medical Center in North Carolina “showed that on average, mildly obese people lost about 21 pounds in four months on the diet and had positive changes in heart risk factors, such as reduced cholesterol and increased HDL or good cholesterol” (healthcenter.com). Th... ... middle of paper ... ...risks some people have in suffering from heart disease.
Not taking enough calcium in your diet can lead to fragile bones that increases fractures and disease (Foods That Build Strong Bones, 2013). In conclusion, healthy eating helps to maintain our bodies in various ways. A balanced diet helps to reduce eating bad foods in your diet. It helps to reduce many major diseases and cancers. Eating a variety of healthy foods will also help to develop the immune system in our body.