Eating Healthy, The Key For Success Essay

833 Words Jul 9th, 2016 4 Pages
It is hard to make smart choices when it comes to eating healthy, the key for success is ‘Moderation.” According to MyPlate Daily, everything you eat and drink matters ( By recording my food in a 24 hr. period, I was able to create a Personal Diet Analysis, as well as goal to stay within the recommended amounts stated by MyPlate.
First, I ate 1 slice of 100% whole wheat bread (1 oz.) and 1 cup of quinoa (2 oz.). The recommended amount from MyPlate for grains is 8 oz. per day. I consumed 3 oz. of my grains in the 24 hr. period. My goal is to increase the amount of grains by 5 more ounces a day. It is recommended that half of the daily grains be whole grains. 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. period. My goal is to maintain the amount of vegetables on a daily basis. It is recommended that I eat a variety of colorful vegetables including green, red, and orange choices. The fact that I try to get most of my produce from the Farmers Market, as well as, always…

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