The 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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The 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Eat a variety of foods. I'm really bad in this area. I usually eat the same things every day. I eat sandwiches for lunch and pizza for dinner. I need to implement a variety of foods into my diet. Balance the food you eat with physical activity - maintain or improve your weight. I'm even worse in this area. Ever since I came to school, my physical activity has been limited to Fit/Well class. I really need to start doing some exercise. My weight right now isn't too bad, but at this rate I'll be really fat by the time I graduate. Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables, and fruits. I do fine in the grain products, but my fruits and vegetables are lacking. Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Fat intake should not exceed 30% of your total kcal intake. I average 36%. So, I need to cut down on my fats. Cholesterol intake should not exceed 300 mg per day. I averaged 283. I'm good with my cholesterol. Choose a diet moderate in sugars. I don't eat any sweets. Actually, besides pop, I don't eat anything sweet, so I'm alright here. Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium. Sodium intake should not exceed 2400 mg per day. I average 1634 mg per day, so I'm pretty good here. If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation. I don't drink alcohol, so I shouldn't have any problems here. Food Guide Pyramid The bread, cereal, rice, and pasta group recommends 6-11 servings per day. I averaged 11.5 servings. I'd say I'm pretty close in that group. I could eat a little less there. The fruit group recommends 2-4 servings. I averaged 1.8 servings per day. I should definitely eat more fruits. The vegetable group recommends 3-5 servings. I averaged 1.7 servings per day. I need to eat more vegetables. The milk, yogurt, and cheese group recommends 2-3 servings per day. I averaged 6.7 servings per day. I need to cut down on my milk and cheese. The meat, poultry, dry beans, eggs, and nuts group recommends 2-3 servings per day. I averaged 2.4 servings per day. I'm really good in this group. Fats, oils, and sweets are to be used sparingly. I averaged 3.

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