Essay on Calorie Intake And Caloric Intake

716 Words Oct 29th, 2015 3 Pages
I have always been on the watch out for what I consume so I won’t struggle with weight issues and diseases and conditions that come from having excess weight. Lately, I have come to realize that the amount of calories I consume now is an average of about 820 calories more than what I should be consuming according to my recommended caloric intake. I consume high amounts of fats, going even to the mid-hundreds in grams. Since I exercise almost daily my carbohydrate intake isn’t too much of a concern but lowering the amount of carbohydrates I consume would be ideal. One of my personal goals is to consume a pretty high amount of protein but according to my protein intake I am also going into the mid hundreds in my protein intake which is also high. As macronutrient percentages go, I am about an average of 47% fats, 20% proteins, and 34% fat which is about the recommended daily macronutrient percentage ratios. Thus, I don’t seem to be deficient in any caloric intake, nor a macronutrient intake but I am actually in a surplus of each. The types of fats and carbohydrates I eat are high in saturated fats and refined sugars respectively. Eating the amount of saturated fats and refined sugars in my daily caloric intake in the long run will put me at risk for developing undesired diseases and conditions so consuming more complex carbohydrates and unsaturated fats is something I should consider. When looking at the micronutrients, I am low on most of them such as calcium, vitamin C,…

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