Reflections on Nutrition
Overall I have enjoyed every aspect of this class. However, I must say that I enjoyed the healthy eating plan assignment. This assignment gave me an overview of my eating habits as a whole. Having to put everything on paper enabled me to acknowledge a change was needed and where the change was needed. Prior to composing a healthy eating plan, I was never equipped with the knowledge to know there were nutrients missing from my daily diet. This particular assignment showed me that I wasn’t absorbing enough fiber daily and that I needed to consume more whole grains, fruits and green vegetables. I’ve also learned that a combination of good nutrition and regular exercise together will assist me in maintaining good health. I also understand the importance of eating a well balanced meal to ensure the recommended amount of daily nutrients is being met.
I can’t pinpoint any one particular assignment that has affected my life in terms of overall health and nutrition habits because they all have affected my overall health in a positive way. I now make a conscious effort to watch my fat and calorie intake. The readings have helped to better understand how the body digests foods and the impact a poor diet can have on the body. This class has also enlightened me on impact of what I eat today and how it will affect my body tomorrow. Since starting this class I have lost 35lbs and have seen a significant decrease in my sugar levels and have more energy than ever. To ensure I live a healthier life and rid myself of having to take medication for my type-2 diabetes and hyper tension, it is mandatory I continue the path of eating healthy and exercising on a regular
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