Nutrition plays a very important role in our lives, it could help to extend or decrease our life span as well as define our degree of livelihood as we progress into old age. With our potential to live longer than ever before comes the urgent need to monitor and adjust the amounts, the types of food and supplements that we ingest into our bodies. Proper nutrition in our early years will not only lead to a learned commitment but will also lead to a lifetime habit toward a healthy extended life. Realizing the importance of nutrition in the human body I will be discussing insights learned from recording my food and beverage intake and its relation to the Atkins weight loss program. I will make reference column number 2 in my Personal Food Guide below "Recommended Nutrients by the USDA", the remaining columns reference my personal current food guide based on two days consumption.
Personal Diet and Weight Loss Management Analysis &USDA Food Guide Recommended Nutrients
Record all food and beverages consumed for a two-day period on the Food Journal. Be sure to record the amount of each item eaten. Using the Nutrient Analysis Matrix, fill in each cell of the Food Journal with the nutritional amounts provided by the foods and beverages consumed. Be sure to adjust the nutritional values to correspond to the amount of the food and beverages consumed. After completing your Personal Diet and Weight Loss Management Analysis, complete the written analysis.
FOOD SELECTION RECOMMENDED NUTRIENT AMOUNT BREAD, CEREAL, RICE, PASTA SERVINGS VEGETABLE SERVINGS FRIUT SERVINGS MILK, YOGURT, CHEESE SERVINGS MEAT, POULTRY, FISH, DRY BEANS, EGG, NUT SERVINGS FAT, OIIL, SWEET SERVINGS TOTAL CALORIES PROTEIN GMS FAT GMS CARB GMS FIBER GMS WATER OZ SODIUM MGS IRON % OF RDA CHOLESTEROL MGS CALCIUM %OF RDA
RDA 1.1mg/d 10gm/d 177gm/d 1.1mg/d 150mg/d 100gm/d 1845 100gm/d 100gm/d 177gm/d 35 g 64oz 100mg/d 18mg/d 100mg 600mg/d
Oat Porridge ½ cup 12oz 31 2.4 1.4... [continues]
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