The diet analysis assignment has brought to my attention some concerns about my diet. I have discovered my diet is not healthy. Even though the analysis was only for three days, I believe that it was a good representation of my eating habits. There were many areas I already knew I was lacking in, such as water and fruits and vegetables intake. There were also areas I didn’t know I was lacking in, such as carbohydrates, dairy, Vitamin K, Magnesium, and Potassium.
I discovered that I consumed fish not in a regular basis; therefore, I am planning to introduce that food into my diet. Moreover, I reaffirmed that I am in a good standing in many categories such as the total fat, sodium, copper and potassium. I discovered also that I am in a good standing in the amount of calories which I consume in a daily basis. I want to lose weight; therefore I want always to be less than 2000 calories. I reached an average of 1762 calories in three days; therefore, I have been accomplishing my goal.
I learned that my eating habits are not the best and could lead to serious health problems in the future that may be detrimental. The book describes a healthful diet as one that includes: consuming a variety of nutrient-dense foods within the food groups; limiting intake of solid fats, cholesterol, added sugars, sodium, and alcohol; and limiting intake of calories to meet needs for calories. I needed to ensure the nutrients I was getting were reaching, but not overextending, my needed nutrient levels. Calorie Assessment It was recommended that my calorie intake should be around 1,920 calories a day. On the first day, my calorie intake was a little below my recommended goal at 1,738.
Some people say that it is not a healthy diet and that it includes too much fat, while others say it is the only weight loss diet that has finally helped them to take off a significant amount of weight. The diet became an instant craze since it has been proven that many Americans eat excessive amounts of simple carbohydrates such as rice, alcohol, sugar, white flour, and sugar. As a result of the surge in obesity and high calorie intakes, the Atkins diet aims to eliminate the simple carbohydrate consumption by replacing it with high fat, high animal protein foods such as bacon, sausage, butter, steak, eggs, and brie. These rich foods are allowed as part of the diet since it claims that you will lose weight fast while just following the routine. Although the diet may cause one to lose weight, critics have found the diet to have considerable drawbacks.
The Atkins Diet Versus Low-Fat Diets The Atkins diet and the USDA recommended low-fat diet seem to be on the opposite sides of the diet spectrum. These two diets have many differences and no apparent similarities, other than the goal of losing weight. These differences include the results of the diets, possible side effects, and the theories behind the diets. The Atkins diet recommends reducing carbohydrate intake in order to lose weight. Conversely, the low-fat diet recommends reducing caloric intake to lose weight; especially the calories from fat.
Fad Diets Benefits and Risks The Good and the Bad about Fad Diets What You Need to Know About Fad Diets A Fad diet refers to a very restrictive feeding plan where you eat an unusual combination of foods or with few foods for a short period to so that you can lose weight quickly. These include only weight loss diets that tend to become popular over given period, which could be for decades or several years. Therefore, Fad diets are trendy or fashionable diets that involve reducing food intake to lose weight quickly. The popularity of, most fad diets is pegged on their ability to offer short-term results on losing weight. However, many of them do not provide long-term effects as most people are fed up with the diet and end up over-eating, which
Much of obesity research of the past century has focused on elucidating behavioral techniques that could induce the obese to eat less, tolerate hunger better, and so, by this logic, lose weight. The obesity epidemic suggests it has failed. He also questioned the validity of the research, when he stated in the article “is the experience of six days relevant to what
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
Still relatively high so could start consuming Oatmeal for breakfast in which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad" cholesterol. Also, I... ... middle of paper ... ... I was not aware of all the sodium in my food and the 1st thing I will begin doing is seriously reducing the number of processed foods in my diet. I may not be ale to eliminate all since unfortunately it is a lot more convenient to consume it but I will be reducing the amount I have. I can start purchasing fresh, rather than packaged meats.
Obesity has been one of the major problems in the United States. One of the ways that we can decrease this rising problem is to get people to monitor what they eat. This will allow them to see categories they are doing good in and categories that need improvement in their diet. This is something that I did for three days in one week and will now go ahead and analyze the most important factors to a diet and how to improve them. Based on the data above it looks like that I’m maintaining my calorie intake on the base of a 2200 calorie diet per day.