Diet Analysis Of My Food Selection

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In this paper I report my diet analysis of my food selection over a 7 day period during August 31th- September 12th. My availability of food is not of concern because if I don’t feel like making food at my apartment, I usually order Café Brule or Qdoba. On average I spend $20 a week at fast food places. I go to the grocery store every week if not every other averaging $30 per trip. My grocery list usually looks like this: soy milk, bananas, apples, yogurt, breakfast bars, deli meat, carrots, bread, and cheese, sugar free Red Bull, and frozen meals occasionally. The most expensive items on my list are fresh produce, meat and milk. I am fortunate enough to receive grocery money from my parents; therefore I am always provided a meal. As I am not …show more content…
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. My diet is very different on the weekdays compared to the weekends. For me, having a routine helps with my eating patterns, but on the weekends I am out of routine, and sleep more frequently which negatively affected my meals. Since I sleep in on the weekends I normally don’t have breakfast, or contain adequate water intake. I also eat out more on the weekends if my boyfriend comes in town or if I go …show more content…
I consumed an average of 75 grams of protein so therefore I acquired an adequate amount in my diet.

Vitamins I consumed an overall okay amount on my Vitamin intake. I was inadequate in Choline and the fat soluble Vitamins C, D, E and K. My intake for Choline was set for 425 mg, but I only averaged 272 mg. My requirement for Vitamin C was 75 mg, but I only consumed 74 mg. My Vitamin D intake was set for 15 micrograms, but I averaged only 5 micrograms. My Vitamin E intake was set for 15 mg AT, but I consumed only 8 mg AT. Lastly, my Vitamin K intake was set for 90 micrograms, but I averaged only 77 micrograms.
Minerals
My overall intake of minerals was adequate in conjunction of my dietary recommendations with the exception of Potassium and Sodium inadequacy. My Sodium target goal was less than 2300 mg, but I consumed slightly over that having an average 2335 mg of Sodium. My Potassium target was fixed at 4700 mg, but I consumed well under with an intake of only 2514 mg of Potassium.
Fiber
My targeted recommendation for dietary fiber was 25 grams, but I only consumed an average of 20 grams of fiber. This intake is inadequate and needs to be modified to ensure adequate

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