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 (choosemyplate.gov). 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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