Personal Narrative: My Carbohydrate Consumption

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The first thing I notice about my nutrients report is that my calories consumed are below my target calories consumed. I think this is good for me to maintain my weight since I have not been working out the last week or so. Although I’m sure when I get back into running and lifting my calories will increase, but then again my target calories will also increase. In addition, I realized my protein consumption is below my target, not by much but it is under the recommended daily consumption. I’m sure I could have put a little bit more peanut butter on my sandwich at lunch if I knew I was going to be under for my protein for the day. However, my carbohydrate consumption seemed to be in a good spot when compared to the recommended intake. This was …show more content…
I had already eaten over the target goal for added sugars by the end of lunch. The vegetable chicken noodle soup is what really sent my sodium levels over the top. With the two cups of soup that I consumed, I also put over 1500 mg of sodium into my body. I would not have thought that soup would have such a high sodium content. Additionally, my nutrients report said that I 35% of my consumed calories were from fat. This is within my target range; however, it is on the highest end. I probably could decrease that fat by not eating dessert after dinner and/or drinking skim milk instead of 1% low fat milk. Although I would be curious to see just how much of a difference in fat there is between the skim and 1% low fat milk. Also, my saturated fat intake was within the target range for me; nevertheless, just as my total fat consumption was on the high range so was my saturated fat. I’m sure there were a handful of foods that contributed to my saturated fat such as the cookies at dinner, pudding at lunch, and even the peanut butter at lunch. Peanut butter can be healthy but contains a large amount of fat and saturated fat per …show more content…
I really only came close to the ones that nobody really thinks about such as phosphorus, selenium, thiamin, and riboflavin. Honestly these are the last things I think about when buying a food or beverage. I know certain foods have certain vitamins/minerals like milk as calcium, carrots have vitamin A, and oranges have vitamin C. However, I tend to think about how many calories I am consuming or how much total fat I am getting from a product, not necessarily the vitamins and minerals found in each item. I could probably change this thinking and be more healthy in certain

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