Biology 107 Section BH
July 21, 2014
Proper nutrition is important in maintaining a long and healthy life style. Most of us are rushed due to our busy work schedules, and do not take time to plan our meals properly. I am one of the those people. Sometimes we are unaware of the importance of eating healthy and consuming too much food without the proper nutrients. After analyzing my dietary journal, I noticed my diet is not as balanced as I thought it was. I was over consuming carbohydrates and under consuming vegetables and some minerals. According to my BMI (Body Mass Index) of 19.1 which is normal for my height to weight ratio. My EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) is 2,976 Kcal per day, this is because I am a very active person. Although, sometimes I don’t think I consume enough energy per day.
I studied my previous intake of carbohydrates such as white rice and bread. They were very high in my diet, because I am from another culture where white rice is included as a main dish in every meal. This is something that I might have to change and substitute with a healthier rice into my meal plan. Carbohydrates are a very important macronutrient in our daily diet, but over consumption of carbohydrates can cause weight gain. I will not cut carbohydrates down from my diet, but instead look for something different to consume, such as changing white bread to whole wheat or white rice to brown rice and etc.
Meal scheduling is one of the hardest things for me to deal with. There are some days that I skip dinner due to my busy school schedule. Not eating anything at all is much worse of your health than eating late at night. My solution is to give myself more time and start eating light portions for dinner, a well balanced and healthy meal. Another main issue in my diet is my consumption of vegetables. Vegetables are a ...
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