Dietary Analysis Essay

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This report is a dietary analysis on foods consumed from the dates Friday, April 1 through Sunday April 3, 2016. All food items were entered into the online software application MyFitnessPal. The foods that were consumed are within a typical diet including two days from the weekend. Some foods were eaten at home and some at restaurants. The attached reports include total calories and a breakdown of foods by day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are three reports summarized from MyFitnessPal including foods and portions. The following main energy nutrients were tracked carbohydrates, fat and protein along with cholesterol, sodium, sugars and fibers. The second report tracked saturated fat, polyunsaturated, fats monounsaturated fats, trans …show more content…
The daily calorie intake is based on basal metabolic rate (BMR) of 1789. The BMR was calculated with a BMR calculator entering height, weight, gender and age for a total of 1154. The daily calorie needs calculated included the BMR times 1.55 to include moderate active exercise three to five times a week. A total for 1789 BMR is needed to maintain current weight. The average calorie intake from the three day diet history was 1881 BMR. The total average calorie intake of 1881 is 5 % over the BMR recommended to function and sustain current weight. If the activity level of exercise decreased or increased or medical conditions are involved, the BMR would need to be recalculated. Water intake can vary from 2 liters to 3 liters per day depending on activities. The 2.7 liters of water per day recommended amounts is not always reached. Fluid is taken in by mostly water and tea. I normally follow a diet restricted in consuming wheat and gluten due to some health concerns. The following are my findings of each nutrient tracked and percentage of RDA. The allowances are based on daily recommended requirements. The RDA amounts are from tables supplied in the textbook Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition used for current class BIO 127 and other …show more content…
I take at times close to 500 to 1000 mg per day. Large doses can cause gastrointestinal problems and diarrhea and may obstruct testing for glucose in urine. I have not experienced these symptoms in any great amounts. The tolerable uptake intake levels are 2000 mg.
Calcium intake was 71% of recommended amount. The results show there was not enough intake of calcium to keep stronger bones. I need to consider the disease of osteoporosis in relation to adequate calcium intake. I am consuming calcium mainly through yogurt, milk and supplements. Vitamin D which regulates calcium and phosphors was 33% over recommended amounts. I get enough exposure to the sun to obtain Vitamin D. Phosphorus was within 86% of recommended amounts. Phosphorus is found in bones and teeth and assists in energy metabolism.
The B vitamins are water soluble. The B vitamins are part of the enzymes that catalyze the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. They help to use the fuel from the three energy nutrients. Vitamins thiamin B1, riboflavin B2 and niacin B3 had an intake approximately 70% of recommended amounts. Vitamins pantothenic acid B5, B6, folate B9 and biotin B7 were within 100% are recommended allowance. Vitamin B12 was 400% increase from recommended amounts. Most adverse effects would be from inadequate intake than from large intakes. The B vitamins are from supplements and

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