My Diet's Food Group Analysis

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I have included a table comparing my diet’s food group servings in comparison to the CFG recommended servings. It is evident that my diet did not conform to the serving numbers recommended in CFG. I’m not consuming nearly enough milk or grain products while my meat and alternatives intake is astronomical in comparison. I predicted that my milk and alternatives score would be very low as I don’t include dairy products in my diet other than chocolate milk and creamer in coffee. Because of the avoidance of dairy products, my milk and alternatives servings value was very low. The CFG also suggests that we make at least half of our grain servings in whole grain form. By opting for multigrain bread allows for better use of the grain servings. The …show more content…
My Day 1&2 diet included 33%, and Day 3, 37% of my recommended calcium intake. Milk products are most people’s primary source of calcium. As I mentioned in my answer to question 2, I avoid including dairy in my diet due to personal preference. Although having dermatological benefits, this preference makes it difficult for me to consume enough calcium. This being said, after analyzing my diet for these 3 days, I recognized some modifications that could be made to increase my calcium intake. I modified my diet in all 3 days by adding 125mL of chocolate milk (1%) as it will benefit my vitamin D and calcium intake, so with this modification comes a double benefit. This brought my calcium intake to around 583.6mg/day, rather than 430.4mg. Another modification I made to Day 1 was substituted my snack of salad and dressing for a kale salad and almonds. Kale and almonds are both much higher in calcium than salad and dressing. This substitution brought my calcium intake from 20mg to 152.2mg which is a significant …show more content…
The Paleolithic diet plan has very strict guidelines, all of which my diet doesn’t meet, however the main concepts of this diet could be observed in my results. The Paleolithic diet includes a high intake of meat and alternatives, comprising 17-35% of daily calorie intake. My intake of meat & alt. on average was 20% while my protein intake was 143% of RDV. By maintaining or raising my current protein intake and adjusting other factors my diet would begin to resemble a typical Paleo diet plan. Low intake of carbohydrates is another general aspect associated with the Paleo diet. While 45-65% of kcalories are recommended to come from carbohydrates, my value sat at 50%. Although my diet doesn’t resemble the aspect of Paleo in that they get most of their carbohydrates from starchy vegetables, I still maintain that level of carbohydrate consumption associated. Dairy products are one of the most important exclusions in this type of diet. I try to avoid consuming dairy products which is an aspect that often isn’t seen in most diets; Paleolithic and Vegan are two of the only diet plans that show this omission. If I was to commit myself to the full Paletolithic diet I would have to find substitutions to the grain products in my diet and reduce my intake of peanuts and refined

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