Dietary Guidelines For The Nutrition Guidelines Essay

786 Words Nov 28th, 2016 4 Pages
This 25-year-old male in all aspects fails to meet the nutritional guidelines, as he goes over every single one, except for the fibre in which he is severely under eating.

The number of calories a 25-year-old male is meant to have each day is 2749kcals, our guy exceeds this amount by 6.5kcals (which isn’t significant but if he was doing this everyday then it would cause him to put weight on).

Protein is meant to make up 15% of an adult’s overall diet which would mean 412.35g per day. Our guy eats 413.325g so he over eats by 0.975g. Again, this isn’t a high increase but it does all add up, so if everyday was the same he would be overeating by quite a bit.

Protein comes in many different forms but a lot people think protein mainly comes from meat and thus think it’s okay to eat lots of it, however new UK dietary guidelines have stated that you should be eating less than 90g per day of red meat. If you exceed this amount quite regularly you are actually increasing your chances of developing cancer. Red meat also contains fat which many people again seem to forget and eating too much can cause cardiovascular disease (which is not good for your arteries or heart).

The guidelines for fat is 35% (with under 10% for saturated fats) which equates to 962.15g for a 25-year-old male. Our guy eats 964.425g so he over eats by 2.275g. The saturated fats are the most important aspect which should be monitored in everyone’s diet. The healthy 25-year-old should eat less than 274.9g per…

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