Nutrition Assessment

Topics: Nutrition, Meal, Food Pages: 4 (1477 words) Published: August 3, 2014
Body mass index (BMI) is an index of a person’s weight in relation to height used to estimate relative risk of health problems related to weight, a healthy body mass index is 18.5 to 24.9. My calculated BMI is 22.5 which puts myself in the healthy weight range. The Hamwi method calculates a person’s ideal weight for their height. According to the Hamwi method ideal weight for my height of 65 inches is 125 to 137 pounds (Dudek, 2014). I weigh 135 pounds which barely places my weight in the ideal range. After recording my daily intake of food, I compared my consumption to the food pyramid which shows the recommended servings of each food group. According to the food pyramid, milk, yogurt, and the cheese group recommend 2-3 servings a day. My diary shows that my consumption of this food group varies. There are days that I would consume more than the recommended amount and other days I would consume within the normal range. My consumption of meat, fish, nuts, eggs, and poultry are within the recommended 2-3 servings. My consumption of fruits and vegetables are shown to be insufficient. Ironically, I love fruits and vegetables, but I do not have it in my daily diet as I should. For the bread, cereal, rice, and pasta group are shown to be within the recommended 3-5 servings daily. I have realized that when I eat foods with less carbohydrates and fats, I feel healthier on the inside and out. When I do eat foods that contain high fats and carbs it is as if I can feel the oils ad fat going through my body, which makes me fatigue and drowsy . When I eat sweets and pastries, I first feel the sugar rush and feel awake, but after a few hours I feel the crash and decreased ability to concentrate on tasks. When I eat vegetables and small portions of foods with high carbohydrates and more greens I feel happy, energetic, healthy, and alert (Choose My Plate, 2014). Being a student has a lot to do with my daily decision of what I eat because it is usually has to be quick and on...
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