Dietary Assessment Sample

Improved Essays
Question 1: After conducting the semester analysis of my health and diet, I am able to both accept and reject several hypotheses I made before the research began.
For hypothesis 1, I must reject my hypothesis that I consumed at least 0.9 cups of fruit per 1,000 calories/day. According to my online dietary record, I am receiving less than a third of what I should be on a daily basis. This may have been due to my previous thought that fruits and vegetables were interchangeable and you only needed to focus on one to get an adequate amount of servings.
For hypothesis 2, I can accept that on average I consumed at least 1.1 cups of vegetables per 1000/calories a day. According to my online dietary record, I am receiving and adequate number of vegetables daily through my current diet.
For hypothesis 3, I can accept my hypothesis that I consume at least 9.5% of my calories through saturated fat. Best on my dietary record I exceeded 10% of calories through saturated fat due to the high amount of processed foods I typically consume
For hypothesis 4, I can accept my hypothesis that I engaged in at least 300min/week of moderate intensity activity or more than 150min/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination. I am currently participating 6 days a week in
…show more content…
The first limitation that I can guarantee everyone suffered from is the human error in the aspect of recording your exact portions consumed. Many students, including myself, eat at the campus dining hall and therefore it is difficult to accurately tell how much of something you are consuming. The food is served buffet style so you will not be able to measure and record the exact amount you are consuming. Although they do offer labels on foods, people do not typically eat everything on their plate and after almost 10 visits in three days, that can really add

Related Documents

  • Improved Essays

    Always going to the 100% wheat products while shopping is what has helped me stay within the limits. I will however, be looking up a variety of grains to add to help me with my daily goal; like cereal, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta. Next, I ate 1-½ cups of Salad, garden, lettuce, tomato and carrots, ¼ cup of Spinach, raw, 1 cup of baby carrots, ¼ cup of tomato, ¼ cup of onion, and ¾ cup of sweet potato. The recommended amount from MyPlate for vegetables is 3 cups per day. I consumed 4 ¾ cup(s) of vegetables over a 24 hr.…

    • 833 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Great Essays

    Protein: For my 3-day intake, I consumed a total of 60.01 grams of protein and the DRI for this nutrient is 67.47 grams. I consumed 89% of the DRI and since I was a little under 100%,…

    • 2278 Words
    • 10 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Superior Essays

    The following is a good analysis is a good representation of my eating habits and how I should improve them. Over the first 3-day period, my average caloric intake was 1,910 calories. Based on my basal metabolic rate, 1,503 calories, I was over by 398 calories. Of these 398 calories, 128 of them were due to added sugars, which was still within my limit of 150 calories for sugars. Saturated fats added 256…

    • 1807 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    I started this food diary during the beginning of Fall Semester, so I was busy preparing for school and getting organized in all my classes. I failed to take time going to the grocery store and stock up on food and instead would go every other day to get what I felt like eating that day. Due to this, I ate out at fast food more frequently than normal because it was convenient to my schedule. That being said, I would skip a meal or not snack at all because of my schedule, when on a normal week I cherish breakfast, lunch and dinner time. Meal planning was the least of my concern this week so that hindered my eating pattern significantly.…

    • 764 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    I met the recommended intake requirements for vegetables, fruits, and protein. This is because I make proteins and vegetables a main portion of my meals, and I eat fruit as a snack throughout the day. I did, however, fall short of meeting the requirements for dairy and grains. The week that I chose for diet analysis was the week before thanksgiving break. Because of this, I had been running low on some groceries that I planned to purchase over the holiday weekend.…

    • 1324 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    It really made me curious as to what is really in my food. From looking at my two week log I found that most foods are very high in sodium, fat, and sugar. For example we are only suppose to be getting 36 g of sugar each day, and if I go to a fast food restaurant one day, along with my regular meals; I am getting over 100g of sugar. That 's almost three times as much sugar that I should be getting. This nutrition unit taught me that in order to stay healthy we really need to look into what we are eating and not just assume that everything is…

    • 1106 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Diet Analysis Reflection

    • 754 Words
    • 4 Pages

    I included a cheat day on one of the days that I recorded my diet. Due to that, I was expecting my fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol intake levels to be way above the Recommended Dietary Allowance. However, I was not surprised that my fiber, and vitamin levels were below the recommended amount. It is clear that I need to add vegetables to my diet to increase the Recommended Dietary Allowance for fiber, and vitamins. My diet compared to “My Plate” guidelines show that vegetable, and dairy intake are incredibly low.…

    • 754 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    On average I ate 86 g of protein. 2. Recommended intake of protein was 46 g. 3. I eat too much protein. 14% of my protein intake is from milk, followed by 11% protein from ham, and 10% from beef, 6% from chicken and 5% from pork.…

    • 1708 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Nutrition Project

    • 1332 Words
    • 6 Pages

    I was only deficient and getting vitamin D. Towards making up the difference I take a multivitamin plus vitamin D daily, are when can. I did go over on vitamin A which came for too many vegetables and the multivitamin that I take. All but of the daily minerals that we need to get were exceed. Fruits and veggies are types of off that carry a lot of minerals which I do it more of so that is the source of the excess minerals in my diet. Potassium was the only one that I was deficient of and in that case it was only under by 200 milligrams.…

    • 1332 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    My Nutrition Diary

    • 835 Words
    • 4 Pages

    According to nutritiondata.com, I was recommended to eat 2,369 calories a day. I did not meet my recommended calorie count on any of the three days I recorded, which means I also did not meet my estimated daily energy expenditure. I believe I did not meet my recommendations because I held a belief that 2,000 calories should be a limit to your food intake. However, in my case, the website says eating 2,369 calories a day would maintain my current weight. On Day 1 (13 October), I met all macronutrient (carbohydrates, fats and protein) ranges.…

    • 835 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays

Related Topics