Reflection For 3 Day Diet

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The 3-day diet analysis was an opportunity to better understand my eating habits and track my daily dietary reference intakes in Kilocalories, Carbohydrate, Fat, Cholesterol, Dietary Fiber, etc. My goal was to include meals that are part of my regular diet and determine how healthy my diet actually is based on the type and quantity of food I eat. This process can help me understand how my diet choices can affect my health and increase the risk of certain diseases, and consequently improve my diet to eat healthier food. My personal DRI report shows a BMI of 22.3 based on my height and weight, which is within the healthy BMI range of 18.5-24.9 for an adult. This fact shows that I’m not overweight; however, my overall report indicates that…show more content…
And even though these three days aren’t long enough to create an accurate picture of a person’s eating habits, the results can help individuals make the necessary changes to decrease the risk of future health issues associated with poor food choices. My DRI report shows the strengths and weaknesses of my diet based on the 3 day food consumption. My DRI goal for calories was 2,689 kcal, while I consumed an average of 2,090 kcal for 3 days. Along with calories, I consumed insufficient amounts of vitamin D, an average of 8% p/day. 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. Eating healthy can prevent future chronic diseases and improve your overall
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