Healthy Eating Plan Comparison

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Making the decision to change the lifestyle I was following, 11 weeks ago, was the most excellent decision made throughout my entire life. Losing my father to diabetes was an eye opener. The suffering that they go through is not something desirable. Not eating fast foods continues to be the regimen to follow. Eating every three hours and eating the recommended amounts of food not only is healthy, but it contributes to the well being in the inside and outside of the body. MyPyramid recommended for me to stay within 1800 calories to reach and maintain a healthy weight. Keeping a journal has allowed me to keep track of the changes that need to be implemented to stay on track with the healthy plan. The journal has allowed for me to notice what types of food make me feel energetic and what makes me feel tired and if I need to make any changes to the diet. I have not made any drastic changes to my diet since I started my nutritional education at Axia College, reason being I had been practicing the change in eating habits for three weeks prior to the class commencing. I did notice I keep track of what I eat which makes life much simpler and well organized. When making food choices I am more aware of the size portions needed to maintain healthy. Eating healthy will not provide immortality but it sure can prevent us from getting many chronic deseases. Eating too much protein can cause our urine to dispose the calcium in our bodies and this is what can cause osteoporosis in many women, this is something I was not aware of (Tsang, 2007). Having too much of a nutrient can be counterproductive; therefore keeping a journal can be very helpful in keeping track of the daily consumptions. Continuing to eat from the five groups; grains, vegetables, fruits, milk and meat and beans provides a wide range of foods to select and include in the daily menu. This allows for variety without getting tired of the same food consumption. Processed foods are not a part of the list for...
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