Eating Habits And Activity Has Been Eye Opener For Me Essay

814 Words Jun 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Keeping a journal of my weekly nutrition, eating habits and activity has been eye opener for me. It was interesting to read through the results, as my eating habits are very different than that of an average person, because I have celiac disease. Celiac disease is digestive and autoimmune disorder that can result in damage to the lining of the small intestine when foods with gluten are consumed. Gluten is a form of protein found in some grains (wheat, barley and rye). The damage to the intestine makes it hard for my body to absorb nutrients. If I ingest gluten, my body is unable to process it and I get sick to my stomach. I also generally do not consume anything with unnatural additives such as, MSG or nitrates. Labels are closely watched and I try to eat and prepare food for my family as close to natural as I can. I mainly eat home cooked foods that I have prepared. The ingredients I use are all controlled by me, and not the manufacturer or restaurant. Because of my dietary constraints, I thought I was a healthy eater, but according to the My Plate Supertracker, I am not!
My sodium, saturated fats and calories were high. Never adding table salt to my cooked food, I figured it wouldn’t have an increased sodium intake level. I was incorrect about my sodium consumption. I am bothered about the amount of calories I consume. I typically eat three meals a day, and infrequently a snack. If I do snack, it’s a cheese stick or fruit bar. I need to cut the sodium intake, saturated…

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