My food intake Day-1
My food intake Day-1
Food Intake is Breakfast (Three eggs with 2 pieces of bacon), Lunch (BLT Sandwich), Dinner (Baked Chicken, Broccoli, Steamed rice).
Human nutrition is all about providing nutrient to our body to sustain our lives and help in growth and functions. Without food nutrients, our body will not function at normal state. When we are not getting the required nutrient at the right time, the stored nutrient helps to replace depleted body nutrients. When this continues with no replacement, death of body tissues will commence. Our eating habit could also lead to various forms of complications. This aspect of lifestyles requires a need for healthy form of diet. Building a healthy diet or eating habit goes a long way in building our lives and preventing either several forms of disorders that could arise from excess or deficiency of food nutrients.
The importance of reviewing the iProfile was to get more information regarding the important nutrients that are either good or bad to our lives. It could also help introduce unknown foodstuffs that could provide great nutrients such as vitamins and minerals the body depends on. Iprofile review to me shows several hidden information to me regarding nutrients and my eating habits, which are right and wrong. Reviewing the iProfile shows that some part of might diet habit is wrong hence a need for change.
Understanding the sources beforehand could have actually help me in lifestyle modifications that will suit might need of healthy diet. After repeated reviews, I discovered that my dietary intake for the day is not healthful diet. The reason for this is the low vitamin content of the diet and high calorie content of the diets. There is also shortage of carbohydrate, which usually contribute some of form of calorie to the body.
Dietary reference intake
Not all the recommended DRI from each of the drug are met by the eating habit. This is because of some of the nutrients groups that are actually deficient. The 1-day food intake shows low vitamin consumption which tend to affects the roles of vitamin in the body. Although there is some level of vitamin C, not all other major vitamins are included in the diet consumed throughout the day. This could be attributed to the lack of fruits from the day intake. Consumption of beverages, which include milk, could have also provided help in cases of reduced vitamin intake (Willey, 2011), but that was also not included among the foods that were consumed. Minerals are also another group that is underrepresented in my diet because of lack of their source in my 1-day diet. Although, the sodium represent a mineral that is important in the diet, other essential minerals are not included in the diet as they are meant to be included.
The review of the result of the 1-day food intake from the iProfile also shows those food group(s) that is well represented in the daily intake. Such include the protein, calorie, fat, and fiber. All these group of foods are very important in body functions. Regarding the calorie and protein, their consumption is well represented and this is more than the 50 percent of the daily requirements.
In the situation whereby, I consumed some group less and some more, there is a need to actually plan on ways of achieving a normal daily reference intake. In cases of vitamins and minerals shortage, fruits intake are always very important for consumption. Taking more of fruit will solve this problem. Taking foodstuff such as peanuts, liver and milk help increase the intake of vitamins. These sources could be used as supplements during a daily dietary intake. Food substances that are also found to contain vitamins are the enriched cereals, vegetables and cereals.
Examining my 1-day food intake record and the pyramid, I will conclude that I did not actually meet my goals of variety of foods. This is because of the absence of rich vitamins and elements that are needed to help the growth of the body. The daily requirements for these groups of nutrient are not met for the day recorded. I was only able to fulfill the aspect of protein, fat, and calories day intake. I am considering of expanding my food intake varieties by getting more information on various food groups, their main sources, and the mixture that can help to have healthy diet lifestyle.
Kelly Watson’s profile and Conclusion
My diet when compared to that of sample Kelly Watson’s profile, I can conclude that there are obvious differences. This is because my diet does not show all intakes of all the recommended nutrient groups. The sample profile diet shows an intake of fruits and vegetable. This is different from my 1-day intake because of the lack of fruits or vegetables. The similarities between the two diets could be attributed to the fiber consumption. This is because of the increased fiber consumption on the Kelly’s profile, which is similar to mine.
Kelly Watson's profile support or provides best opportunities for good health and well-being of people. It provides the best-associated philosophy regarding how healthy diet could be planned. Healthy diet is achievable. This all depends on information at hand, planning, and implementation of our plans.
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