Checkpoint: Three Day Diet Analysis
How does your diet compare to the recommendations you received from the Food Guide Pyramid? How many servings from each food group did you consume?
When comparing what I consumed on each given day against the recommendations by the Food Guide Pyramid it shows that I maintain a mixed balance of the recommended amounts.
Looking at my first daily intake I do excellent in milk, meat and beans, total fat, and cholesterol amounts. In grains I do alright but can use some improvement. In vegetables, fruits, saturated fats, and sodium I do poorly.
On my second daily intake I did excellent in milk, total fat, and cholesterol. I need improvement in grains, saturated fats, and sodium. I do poorly in vegetables, fruits, and meat and beans.
On my third daily intake I did excellent in meat and beans and saturated fats. I need improvement in grains, and sodium. I do poorly in vegetables, fruits, milk, total fat, and cholesterol.
Just to note these are based off what would lead me to gradually achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
I consumed from the various food groups either none at all or up to about half the recommended amounts in almost all categories. I was pretty consistent in reaching the recommended for milk, meats and beans.
How might you modify your diet to get the recommended servings for each food group? What are some nutrient-rich foods that you could add to your daily diet?
I would modify my diet to get the recommended servings for each food group by adding the foods that I’m missing from my diet. I would add serving of fruits and vegetables that I was sorely missing from my diet and keep the items I’m correctly consuming consistent.
I could consume more vegetables and fruit (apples, oranges, green beans, broccoli, etc.) to get more of the nutrients that I’m currently missing in my daily diet.
Examine the food labels for the three of the items included on your food diary. List the following...