Nutrition plays a very important role in peoples everyday life. In today’s age more people are concerned with their diet for health and their looks. Eating healthy and exercising can impact many important things such as a healthy long life, put you “less at risk” for diseases and leave you feeling confident. I can speak from personal experience that dieting and exercise really does impact your life in a positive manner.
My detailed analysis was a great way of showing me in depth of my good and bad eating habits. My calorie intake for my age and status (Pregnant) is just about where it should be. The vitamin intake was also pretty accurate as well. I am currently taking pre-natal vitamins that provide me with what I may be lacking and also provide me with extra vitamins that my baby needs. I eat five small meals though out my day. I have also increased my fruit and vegetable intake. Acidic food and juices cause me to have heartburn so I try my best to stay away from them and drink lots of water. My increase in water intake also helps keep my amniotic sack hydrated for the baby and my skin clear. My kidneys are also healthy because of the extra water in take and the flushing on my system with constant urination. My Sodium was a little higher then normal but I will decrease my salt “add-on” to certain foods. I have increased my fiber intake by adding apples and bananas to my daily intake. I generally try to avoid foods that contain a lot of sugar but my cravings win most of the time these days. Caffeine is also something that has had a big impact of my pregnancy because of my limited intake. I was used to drinking three or four cups per day but I can no longer do so and I must keep extra hydrated with lots of water since the coffee dehydrates me.
Prior to my pregnancy my physical activities included kickboxing, yoga, bike riding and rollerblading. My activities are more toned down now and I can mostly do yoga, stretching and lots of walking. I