The Importance Of Nutrition In 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…
While the amount should have been 181.86 I ate 219.05. I took a look closer because this stood out to me and the day that really set me off was again Day 2 when I ate those 3 pretzels for breakfast. With that change I would have actually been under the amount of Carbohydrates. If I would have chosen to eat cereal again on Day 2 I would be right on track but those pretzels sent my carbohydrate intake overboard. Sugar is inevitable because people can intake good and bad sugar in their diet. When looking at what I chose to drink on one day makes the whole difference. I drank a small lemonade from Chik-fil-A on Day 2 and that was worth 42.6 g of sugar. Those are definitely not good sugar grams and that set my actual intake at 48.64 g. Fiber is something that I do not consume enough of in my diet, which may explain why I have not had a bowel movement in a couple days. I only consumed 11.08 grams, which mostly all happened on yet again Day …show more content…
The numbers I believe would have been higher if I would have been able to locate the numbers on specific foods and products. They did not list the vitamins in some of the products that I ate; I searched but had a hard time locating them. Vitamin A was consumed in Chex cereal that I had for breakfast. I did not consume enough of this vitamin. Vitamin B1 or Thiamin was 0.81 mg when it is recommended to have 1.10 mg. I was close to having enough of it in my diet. Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin was something I had a good amount of and was close to the intake that they suggested. I think that most of my vitamins came from the Chex cereal that I had on Day 1 and Day 3. Vitamin B3 or Niacin was under the amount that it is recommended I consume. Vitamin B6 was very close to the same results of B3. Vitamin B12 is something that I can say that I went over the amount and consumed a lot of. It is recommended I have 2.40 mcg and I had 3.09 mcg. This was something that I over consumed in my diet. It again was due to the Chex cereal that I had for

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