My Diet Plan Comparison

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Healthy Eating Plan Comparison Shannon Staley March 6, 2011 SCI/241 Judit Kovacs My Pyramid Plan When comparing eating plans from week one and week seven, there are several noted improvements in the diet. Week one eating plan included 2200 calorie food plan and 60 to 90 minutes of moderated exercise. From week one to week seven, weight was reduced by 12 pounds and energy level increased. A new eating plan increased calorie intake from 2200 calories to 2400 calories each day, based on energy expended each day and weight loss. The key to a healthy diet is selecting smart choices from every food group to get the most nutrition out of calories, finding a balance between food and exercise, and staying within daily calorie needs. Maintaining…show more content…
| |Other Vegetables = 7 cups weekly | | |in omega-3 fatty acids | |Whole wheat pasta|Broccoli, dark green leafy lettuce, |Avocado, apples, blueberries,|All fluid milk: |Leanest beef cuts, pork | |Brown rice |spinach, acorn squash, butternut |raspberries, grapes, oranges,|fat-free (skim) |cuts, boneless skinless | |Popcorn |squash, carrots, black beans, white |peaches, pears, raisins, |low fat (1%) |chicken, lean turkey cuts; | |Oatmeal |beans, corn, potatoes, asparagus, |cantaloupe and watermelon |reduced fat (2%) |salmon, trout, and herring.| | |Brussels sprouts, cucumbers, green | |whole milk: hard natural | | | |beans, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, | |cheeses, mozzarella, | | | |okra, | |Swiss, parmesan, cheddar, | | | | | |cottage cheese, All yogurt|…show more content…
Also eliminating foods containing empty calories and replacing food choices with healthier choices help reduce overall weight and increased energy levels each day. Nutrients in food provide energy measured in calories, which provides structure and regulates body processes. Balancing diet and exercise increased the amount of calories burned for better health, while limiting foods that have 20% or more daily value per serving in saturated fat, trans-fat, cholesterol, sodium, and carbohydrates. Maximizing usual physical activities and adding additional physical activities helped increase energy expended over the last six weeks. Usual physical activities include moderate house work, which includes vacuuming floors, mopping hardwood floors and multiple trips up and down stairs to putting away laundry. When completing household chores, wrist and ankle weights were added to maximize energy expended. Implementing additional physical activities, such as walking on a treadmill for 30 to 45 minutes each day also increase energy expended each day. Total calories expended range from 795 to 1875 each day, depending on the type of physical activity and time spent on each

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