June 24, 2013
Food Intake and Analysis
Food intake is a highly important aspect of everyday life that is often taken for granted. Many individuals eat only to fulfill their hunger, without consideration for the health or nutrient content contained within the foods he or she chooses. Scientist hypothesize that the human body remains in a recurrent hunger status, which is periodically satisfied by food intake. With this theory in mind it is easy to understand how over-eating, and the selection of unhealthy food items can transpire. This paper will detail three days of food intake, and how these recordings measure up to what is recommended for the average healthy individual. Carbohydrate, protein, lipid, macro-nutrient, and fiber intake will also be addressed and discussed. Some of the food items selected for consumption within this three day period was selected as a result of a change in my normal routine. The patterns of consumption recorded are less healthy than usual, contributing to a negative comparison to that of the daily recommended intake.
Upon selecting the food items consumed in this three day period, it seemed as if it would result in quite a few negative findings. This theory transpired as a result of many of the selected food items being purchased from fast food restaurants. There was also the aforementioned schedule change that contributed to the results, in that there was a limited amount of time to consume meals within this altered schedule. The review of the iProfile food intake journal reveals that many of the necessary nutrients where below the recommended range, this is unhealthy and dangerous. If the patterns of consumption recorded in this period were to continue on a permanent basis, many health issues might appear as a result. During the days recorded there was a need for higher energy levels, as there was also a change in sleep patterns, and the incorporation
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