The Importance Of The Diet

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I have always been on the watch out for what I consume so I won’t struggle with weight issues and diseases and conditions that come from having excess weight. Lately, I have come to realize that the amount of calories I consume now is an average of about 820 calories more than what I should be consuming according to my recommended caloric intake. I consume high amounts of fats, going even to the mid-hundreds in grams. Since I exercise almost daily my carbohydrate intake isn’t too much of a concern but lowering the amount of carbohydrates I consume would be ideal. One of my personal goals is to consume a pretty high amount of protein but according to my protein intake I am also going into the mid hundreds in my protein intake which is also high. …show more content…
The types of fats and carbohydrates I eat are high in saturated fats and refined sugars respectively. Eating the amount of saturated fats and refined sugars in my daily caloric intake in the long run will put me at risk for developing undesired diseases and conditions so consuming more complex carbohydrates and unsaturated fats is something I should consider. When looking at the micronutrients, I am low on most of them such as calcium, vitamin C, potassium, and iron. I take a daily vitamin along which fish oil which can fill in many micronutrient gaps, yet I should still consume higher nutrient foods which yield more fiber and will help keep me feeling full so I won’t end up eating excess calories. One micronutrient which I am consuming enough and way too much of is sodium and so I need to limit salty foods to keep the amount of sodium I consume at a lower level. Since I live in the dorms, I am not able to have my own kitchen that I can access comfortably and ease so I mostly depend on the food in the cafeteria, food I can keep out on my dorm or microwave, and with fast food I can buy without having to spend much money on the

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