Diet Analysis

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  • Topic: Nutrition, Saturated fat, Trans fat
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  • Published : June 11, 2008
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A.Strength and Weaknesses
My DRI goal for calories was 2080 kcal, while I consumed an average of 1405.3 kcal for the 4 days. Along with calories, I consumed insufficient amounts of carbohydrates. However, the g/kg/day of proteins was 106% of my DRI. My fat consumption was within the acceptable range. My carbohydrate intake exceeded the Recommended Intake of at least 130 g/day at an average of 185.74 g/day. Based on the Fat Breakdown report, I consumed Saturated Fats the most. Additionally, even though there is no recommended amount of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, I consumed 7.54 grams and 9.61 grams of each fat, respectively. My saturated fat intake was 8%, which is within the upper limits of the DRI. My fat as percentage of total calories is 33%, which is within the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range. Overall, my energy nutrient intake is within the DRI Goal Ranges. Even so, my carbohydrates intake could be a little higher. B.Food Guide Pyramid Comparison

According to the Food Guide Pyramid, carbohydrates are my primary nutrient source. I received my carbohydrates primarily from rice, spaghetti, and egg rolls. Even so, as the Intake indicates, I can be consuming more amounts of carbohydrates. I definitely need to be eating more fruits and vegetables. I ate only two fruit throughout the four days, when I should be eating 2-4 servings of fruits each day. I am also lacking proper milk and dairy product intakes. While I should have 2 servings each day, I only consumed milk once throughout the four days. My fat intake should be sparing, but my main dishes were all high in fats. C.Dietary Guidelines Comparison

For one thing, during my four days, I did not abide by the food pyramid. While my saturated fat was under 10%, it was in the upper ranges. However, my cholesterol level was low, meeting 54% of my cholesterol requirement. I did not realize that I do not consume enough calories for energy. This explains why I usually tired, especially...
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