Dietary Analysis Example

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For the dietary analysis, I was surprised to learn how much of a deficit there was between the recommended amount of calories to maintain my current weight and how many calories I actually consumed. Both days I was not even close to hitting 2,000 calories, which is a relief and a concern at the same time. By that, I mean I was relieved to know that I did not eat excess calories, but am concerned that I’m not eating enough. I was also surprised to see how much of everything (dairy, grains, etc.) you actually need every day. We had learned about it in class, but seeing it on a graph and in my report really opened my eyes. I thought that recording exactly what I ate each day and taking pictures of my meals was going to be a pain, but I actually ended up liking it and seeing the …show more content…
I was okay with B6, B12, Riboflavin and Niacin. On the second day, the vitamins I was deficient in were D, E, and Choline. I was okay with vitamins A, B6, B12, C, K, Folate, Thiamin, Riboflavin, and Niacin. On either day, I was not in excess with any vitamins. An early sign of a long-term Vitamin A deficiency is night blindness and the consequence of a full-blown Vitamin A deficiency is keratinization of the inner eyelids, which ultimately leads to blindness. Vitamin A toxicity may lead to liver damage and jaundice. Good sources of Vitamin A are beef liver, pumpkin, papaya, sweet potato, and lettuce. A Vitamin B-6 deficiency rarely occurs, but can cause dermatitis, anemia, convulsions, depression, and confusion. Sources of B-6 are chicken, potato, beef patties, salmon, and pork loin. A Vitamin C deficiency can impact the strength of connective tissues, antioxidant activity, immune system functioning, synthesis of bile and certain neurotransmitters and hormones. Great sources of Vitamin C are citrus fruits. A Vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets in young children and Osteomalacia in

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