Dietary Habits And Nutrition Analysis

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Eating a balanced and healthy diet is always a key step to achieving a healthy lifestyle. For some people, eating the correct amounts of macronutrients or even eating more healthful foods can be hard to do on a daily basis. Sometimes, the nutritional facts of foods that a person consumes are not always supplied to the consumer before making their choice of what meal to chose, like when eating out at a restaurant. These are just some of the things I realized while tracking the food I ate for the two weeks above. Although some of my dietary habits have been obvious to me, I have uncovered new habits that play into my diet.
While tracking my food, I started to realize that I was not eating as much food as I thought I did. Before seeing the nutritional value of the food I was eating, I thought that I was consuming more calories than I needed for the day. However, based on the interactive dietary reference intake calculator we used in discussion 3, I should be consuming an estimated 3345 calories per day. I shockingly did not consume that amount of calories a single day. This was surprising to me because the food I did consume was filling enough for me to last from meal to meal. Although, that dietary reference intake is contingent on me maintaining an active lifestyle. Therefore, I cannot always rely on that
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Life sometimes gets busy and cooking at my dorm feels like mission impossible. Therefore, cooking a meal for myself is not the easiest option, so I tend to go out and grab food that I am craving just because I am hungry, and do not think twice if it is healthy for me. This can become a problem though because most fast food places like McDonalds and Taco Bell, both of which I consumed at a point in my 14-day food journal, are high in fats and carbohydrates. The chemicals put into these food items at fast food places can also be dangerous to my health when eaten

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