This paper will consist of my
three-day diet plan and how it compares to the healthy guidelines established.
My eating habits varies each day depending on how busy I am and what types of
food I crave that day. Typically, I eat more food on the weekends as opposed to
the weekdays. During the week, I will snack more on fruits especially for the
days when I have classes. This is my report based on the past three days from Friday
Examination of Current Diet
According to the nutritional health screening,
my score was only one point because I eat alone most of the time. Compared to
the nutrient intake report my daily limit of calories is 2200 because I am
breastfeeding. My Body Mass Index is 20.4 which is normally healthy for my age
and size. The nutrients, Food Tracker says that I am lacking in is protein,
fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, D, E, K and Choline. I
am very surprised to see I am lacking in calcium, potassium, and protein.
Usually I over-eat in those areas, but then again, I only tracked for three
days and my food varies. I can correct my deficiencies by incorporating more
meals and snacks that are full of the nutrients I am lacking. I can limit my
excess intake of added sugars and sodium.
Changes Toward a Healthy Diet
From my current diet I have learned that it is
not okay. There are a lot of areas I can improve in regarding my food consumption
(Dudek, 2018). I do not want to rely on medicinal supplements so I need to plan
my diet better. I want to become healthier and gain a healthy amount of weight.
Nutrients should be met through food not supplements anyway. I want to increase
my energy so I need to make sure my meals are balanced with the right
nutrients. I also want to drink more water. The dietary guidelines for Americans
serve as the federal policy on nutrition. (Dudek, 2018) I need to add more protein
such as poultry, nuts, peas, and eggs. I need more fibers like oatmeal, pasta,
and grits. Now for choline I must eat food with more herbs and spices but also
seafood. I must find a variety of different foods to compile to make sure I am
getting all the necessary nutrients.