Diet Anaylisis Essay

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Over a three-day period, consisting of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I logged my food intakes for every meal into a program called Mydietanalysis.com. By doing this, I could compare what the program said about my nutritional consumption of food to what my hypothesis statements were. My hypothesis that I’ll be expanding on in my essay about that data I collected are: that I ate too many calories therefore my energy would be sufficiently low, food groups I got enough of from MyPlate was dairy and grains and that vegetables would be low, and the minerals I got enough of was calcium, potassium, and iron however, too much of calcium and too little of iodine.
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Swap out mashed potatoes for sweet potatoes or even make cauliflower into mashed potatoes. For fruits eat them instead of eating ice cream. Will still that get sweet sensation that I am craving at night. Have oatmeal and fruit instead of cereal. For Protein add it to my eggs in the mornings with the vegetables. Continue eating chicken, turkey, etc for lunch and dinner. To make sure that I am meeting the recommendation is to keep logging my food to make progress.
My results from the macronutrient for the recommendations were mostly over and the others were too low compared to what was recommended. My protein was 93.35 and the recommended intake was 58.06. My protein in MyPlate doesn’t meet the recommendations however, they do in my macronutrients worksheet and it’s not just a little but my percentage for protein is 161%. My protein intake might be different because macronutrients is counting all the protein from every food but MyPlate are taking it from the food that gives most protein. MyPlate also counts in oz while macronutrients report counts in grams. For how much protein I consumed I’m at risk for high cholesterol, bone loss, kidney disease. To make sure that doesn’t happen I need to change the type of protein I eat. Instead of grilled cheese need to replace it with a regular sandwich or chicken breast. In my hypothesis I said I get enough protein but according to macronutrients I get more than plenty. Carbohydrates were 262.97 and the recommended intake was 347.88. For not consuming enough carbohydrates I’m at risk Ketoacidosis, not providing enough energy for my body, gaining weight, etc. To make sure that none of these happens it to make sure I eat enough carbohydrates but good carbohydrates. I need to eat whole wheat on my sandwiches instead of white bread. Eat more whole grain. In my hypothesis I said that I got enough carbohydrates (grains) however, I only consume ½ of what I need. Dietary fiber was 15.60 and the recommended intake was 35.42. I only consumed 44% out of 100%. Not even half. For not consuming enough fiber I’m at risk for colon cancer, weight loss, and type 2 diabetes. I need to eat brown rice instead of fried rice. By increasing my vegetables and fruits will increase my fiber intake. Total fat was 77.30 and the recommended intake was 78.71. My total fat is actually great! I’m only off by 1.41 and to increase that is add some avocado to my sandwich or with a chicken breast. Saturated fat was 29.72 and the recommended amount was 25.30. It’s a little over but not too bad. I need to consume less butter since 7.5 are saturated fat (Ph.D. JT, Ph.D. MM. Nutrition, An Applied Approach: MyPlate Edition. Benjamin Cummings; 2011. pg 149). Tans fat was .72 and cholesterol was 421.02 and the recommended amount was 300. My cholesterol was way over the recommended amount that needs to change. I am at risk for high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, and etc. To take down my cholesterol I need to stop eating grilled cheese. It...

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