Textual Analysis Of My Daily Diet

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Over the course of 3 days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I have been keeping careful track of all the food that I consume. Treating these days not as days in order to actually try and eat right, but eat what I normally do, and then analyze the data from the food I ate. This data does not take into account the probiotic and multivitamin that I take daily in the morning. The data that was gathered will help compare the recommended daily nutrient intake to my actual intake, the changes that should be made, and why certain nutrients are important to incorporate in my daily diet. For a female of 20 years old with a height for 5’ 7” and weighing 152 lbs. The BMI calculated is 23.8, which is normal for the height and weight. If it was 25 of above …show more content…
That is not something that I normally do not consume enough of so that surprised me. The small lemonade that I drank on Day 2 had the most vitamin C in it with 21.1 mg. Vitamin D is something that I am supposed to have about 15 mcg and I only had 2.57 mcg. This was found mostly in the Chocolate milk that I drank on Day 3. Vitamin E or Alpha Tocopherol is suppose to be about 15 mg. meanwhile I only had 0.50 mg. This means this is something that I did not consume enough of. It was mostly in the Honey bun I ate on Day 1. Folate is a vitamin that is recommended to be 400.00 mcg and I had an intake of 362.76, which is actually very close to being what I should have eaten. This is a vitamin that can be found in the Chex …show more content…
I may not like these changes but I need to make them in order to have a balanced diet. Without this change I have a higher chance in dealing with diseases and that is something I do not want. Making a conscious decision about what I put in my mouth and the nutrients that it has is something that I definitely will start focusing on. I also have learned to stay away from more processed foods and instead choose more natural fruits and vegetables. Eating nuts as a snack instead of junk processed food is the way to go. The data I have gathered has allowed me to understand what I should be in taking, the changes that must occur, and why it is important. Making a conscious decision is something that I have taken from my food

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