Personal Narrative: My Food Intake Patterns

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My usual food intake pattern is pretty regular for the most part, although it slightly fluctuates from time to time. My typical day starts out around 8a.m. with an 8-12oz cup of black coffee and some days I will add two tablespoons of French vanilla creamer. If I find myself still hungry after a cup of coffee, I will eat one cup of Special K cereal with about ¼ cup of 1% milk. I wouldn’t say I am much of a breakfast person, though I do enjoy it from time to time. Around 11:30 a.m. I find myself wanting to eat lunch and would put my hunger at 3 from the Hunger Scale. For lunch I normally make something light for myself, which includes one 12 fluid ounce diet coke, small pretzel sticks about 60, 1-2 tablespoons of jiffy peanut butter, a small …show more content…
Some of my favorite sweet treat are cupcakes, Reese’s peanut butter cups, plain chocolate M&M’s, or cookies of any kind. When I have an appetite for my favorite sweet treats I try drinking a bottle of water and chewing sugar free gum to suppress the urge to grab those. I’d out of all my meals, dinner is most definitely the biggest one. I normally try to cook a healthy dinner for myself and family, although some nights I prefer convenience. A normal home cooked meal for me would consist of grilled chicken with a tablespoon of Ms. Dash’s seasoning, 5-6 roasted asparagus sticks with 1-2 tablespoons of Olive Oil and 1 teaspoon of pepper and ground sea salt, 2-3 large piece of French bread, 1 cup of mixed greens with 5 cherry tomatoes and 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese with two tablespoons of Newman’s lite balsamic vinaigrette dressing. A normal evening snack for me would be a single serve bag Orville Redenbacher’s movie theater butter …show more content…
My physical activity habits most days meets the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for American adults. The 2 guidelines I constantly meet would be avoiding inactivity because I am almost always moving during the day. I would also say I meet the guideline for using all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week because I am constantly lifting my daughter, using my leg muscles to walk and running up and down the stairs at school and home, plus when I am doing household chores I am using all of my different muscles for things throughout the

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