The Average Consumption Of Fat Calories Essay

721 Words Apr 15th, 2016 3 Pages
A. According to the book, “adults, according to federal standards, should get 45 to 65 percent of calories from carbohydrates, 20 to 35 percent from fat, and 10 to 35 percent from protein” (pg. 143). By looking at my 7-day food log, it seems that I am not consuming enough carbohydrate calories into my diet; the average consumption of carbohydrate calories daily for me was anywhere from 23% to 47% which is considered to be low according to federal standards. For protein calories, it seems that I am not consuming enough protein calories into my diet as well; the average consumption of protein calories daily for me was anywhere from 9% to 24% which is considered to be also low according to federal standards. As for fat calories, it seems that I am not consuming enough fat calories into my diet; the average consumption of fat calories daily for me was anywhere from 10% to 25% which is considered to be also low according to federal standards. Overall, I was surprised from the results; it gave me glimpse that I am not obtaining enough calories from carbohydrates, protein, and fats into my diet.
B. The unfavorable aspects that I found in my current diet would be that I am not consuming enough carbohydrates, proteins, and fats calories daily into my diet. Carbohydrates are important for my body since they create glucose which is a type of sugar used for my body’s energy or to be stored away for later used. However, not getting enough carbohydrates will cause my body to have the…

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