Me, Myself, and My Diet

Are you meeting your nutritional needs?

Your health matters!

After doing the food journal and calculating how many nutrients you are getting a day, I determined that your diet is unhealthy. According to the food journal recorded for a week, you are not getting enough calories in your diet. You are exceeding the amount of fat you are supposed to have each day. You must remember to eat more carbs and a little less protein to regulate your diet. Remember to be consistent with your food choices and the amount of nutrient intake.

Top 4 macromolecules you should know about

  1. Carbs : Carbs are important in your diet because they are used to give you energy
  2. Proteins: Proteins help the immune system and helps speed up reactions in the body
  3. Lipids: Lipids are needed in order to store energy in your body
  4. Nucleic Acids: Nucleic Acids make up your genetic information, DNA for example
*Look at the chart below to get a understanding of what they contain
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Recommended daily nutrient intake

Based on your height, weight, eating habits, and activity, you will need a specific amount of nutrients each day. Based on my research these are the results.

  • Calories: 2410
  • Total fat: 67-93g
  • Saturated fat: 19g
  • Cholesterol: .3g
  • Carbs: 202-292g
  • Protein: 46g

Your nutrient intake vs. Recommended

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Top 5 foods to include in your healthy diet

  1. Eggs: one of the richest sources of protein
  2. Fish, seafood, & chicken: Fish is high in omega-3's, it is best to eat poultry skinless to reduce the level of saturated fat & cholesterol.
  3. Nuts, seeds, etc. : Nuts and seeds contain high levels of polyunsaturated fats
  4. Beans: Beans are high in fiber which is needed in the body to prevent and/or relieve constipation.
  5. Fruits: Fruits are one of the highest sources of carbohydrates

So, why is maintaining a healthy diet important?

Maintaining a healthy diet can help you in many different ways. The main reason for maintaining a healthy diet is to reduce your risk of obesity. Eating proper proportions of foods and getting the proper nutrient intake can prevent you from getting certain types of diabetes, lowers your blood pressure, and builds a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity also plays a major part in maintaining a healthy diet. Participating in physical activity helps you lose weight and burn fat. Creating a diet plan or food journal can help you stay on track to start and continue a healthy lifestyle.