Analysis Of My Diet

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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…
On Day 1 I consumed 134%, on Day 2 160% and on Day 3 95% of the recommended 2300mg sodium intake listed on my DRI report. After analyzing my diet I determined that the main source of this sodium was coming from over consumed meats, not a surprising discovery. On Day 1 I ate pork sausages, 75g, and 2 scrambled eggs, for my breakfast. That comes to a grand total of 1060.9mg of sodium JUST in one meal. I thus reduced the serving size to 38 grams for both the sausages and eggs, which brings the overall sodium to almost half it’s original value at 534.5mg. Also I substituted fried chicken breast, 94g to 38g of cooked pink salmon fish, which dropped the sodium intake from 71.44mg to 34.2mg. On Day 2, I consumed a shrimp and chicken Pad Thai for dinner, which had 93g of shrimp and 93g of chicken, which led me to consume 951.39mg of sodium in the process, (just from the meat components).I once again reduced the serving sizes to 75g for both the shrimp and chicken, which brings the sodium intake to 767.25mg. This may not make a huge difference like it did on Day 1 but it would bring the overall sodium level down which would thus be an appropriate reduction. On the 3rd recorded day, I consumed 71.6mg of sodium in a regular pan-fried ground beef. I modified this by opting for a lean baked ground beef patty option, which decreased the sodium intake to 48mg. Day 3 I didn’t feel the need to modify …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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