Food: Nutrition and Intake

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Resources: Ch. 4–6 of Contemporary Nutrition, WileyPLUS®, iProfile Enter your food intake for 3 full days. Save this information. Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following points about your 3-day food intake:

Recorded intake of protein, carbohydrates, and lipids

Which foods in your recorded daily intake provide protein? Which provide carbohydrate? Which provide lipids?

Review how your recorded protein, carbohydrate, and lipid intake compares with the recommendations of the DRI. If your recorded protein-carbohydrate-fat intake was too high or too low, which foods might you add or remove to achieve your goal and keep other nutrients in balance?

Is the protein in each of the foods you ate complete or incomplete, thus combining to become complementary? Why is this important? *
How much of your daily-recommended protein, carbohydrate, and lipid intake did you achieve? Were you surprised by the number? If your macronutrient intake is insufficient, what might you do to bring it into the recommended range? Provide specific recommendations.

Macronutrient intake ranges
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Is macronutrient intake within the recommended range important? What are the effects of too much or too little of a macronutrient? What happens if you consistently eat too little protein? What happens if you eat too few carbohydrates? What happens if you eat too few lipids?

Fiber intake ranges

Does your fiber total meet 100% of the recommendation for you as calculated at the iProfile website?

Do you think your intake was too high, too low, or just right? Provide a rationale.

Does your diet meet the minimum number of servings of foods from each fiber-containing group? If not, which of the fiber-containing groups—fruits and vegetables—fell short of the recommended intake?

Which specific foods provide the most fiber in your days’ meals? Which provide the least? Identify trends in your food choices that might affect your fiber intakes....
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