I went through my pantry and choose instant mashed potatoes, I never looked at the label before, and for someone that wants to watch their sodium intake, noticed that the daily value of the nutrient sodium is 21%. I understand now that this food is not a good choice if I want to keep my sodium level down. The six key food label facts that can help consumers understand food labels more effectively are as follows: 1. serving size, 2.calories (and calories from Fat), 3&4. The nutrients, 5. The footnote, and 6.
It is a bad habit not to eat dinner but I pay for it in the morning because I’m starving. In between the normal meals I consume whatever junk food I can get on the go, like ice cream, candy, or cookies. This is no where near what I should have based on a healthy diet. According to the food pyramid I do not get the needed amounts in the various food groups. Based on the food pyramid I am supposed to consume a 2000 calorie diet.
I found that per serving there is 0% saturated fat, 3% sodium, 23% fiber, 90% iron, and 25% vitamin B12. Reading the articles from the links provided on my student page also gave me the information of how to read the food labels correctly. There are six key food label facts to consider when looking at the labels. The first is the serving size and how many servings are in the container. Most people are unaware that they are eating more than one serving thus making their quick label readings off my not doubling the value, or more.
Eating a fat delayed dinner 25 minutes, eating a protein delayed dinner 60 minutes, and eating a carbohydrate delayed dinner by 34 minutes. The protein snack had a significantly longer latency to dinner. There was no significant difference on energy consumption at dinner. Snacking with different compositions delays the latency to the next meal but doesn’t change the amount of energy consumed at that meal. Snacking behavior is harmful you will consume more energy.
Their futures and everyone else’s is at risk but we can change that if we change our choices. Having more nutritious lunches can have a positive impact on the health of American teens. “More than 76 percent of schools sell soft drinks and sweetened fruit drinks, but fewer than half offered bottles water. Fewer than 15 percent sell low-fat or nonfat yogurt, and less than one third order skim milk. Only 25 percent of schools say they've reduced fats and oils in recipes.” Majority of students eat school lunch 5 days a week.
Supersize me Obesity is a problem that is increasing in the industrialized world; it is not just about eating less and perform more exercise, but the consumption of nutritious foods that are not compromised by modern farming methods and manufacturing processes. American documentary film Super Size Me, is about how a young man who wants to do an experiment to find out what will happen if you eat for a whole month, every day, fast food nutrition. Morgan Spurlock recorded experience of eating at McDonald's food three times a day for 30 days. This experiment allows us to thoroughly investigate the effects of physical, mental and emotional excessive consumption of fast food nutrition. After a few week using food from giant McDonald's three times a day Spurlock feels bad and is getting weigh very quickly.
I walk every day for 30 minutes and do sit ups, pushups, and side bends for 10 minutes five times a week. I have more energy than I did and I am now at the weight I want to be at. Don’t get me wrong I eat badly to. I figure if you take it out of your diet completely then you binge eat. I’ll eat fast food like once a week, but like the video says I make sure my portion size is not out of control.
I have added more fresh fruits and vegetables to my family’s meals and snacks. There was also a time during this nine weeks that I learned just how inactive I truly am. Since we assessed our physical activity on the MyPyramid site, I have also added more physical activities into my day so that the energy I am creating with the diet changes is burnt off by the end of the day. Burning this energy off in a more active way is assisting me in my goal of losing weight. The assignment that affected me the most and that I enjoyed most was the activity that required us to track our food intake for 3 days.
These disadvantages can range from statistics, results, and meal plans. According to www.diets.com “as many as 95% of people who lose weight from fad diets gain it back within five years.” Results can vary from drastic weight loss to bad side effects; there are side effects like weakness, indigestion, and headaches. This reason being, your body is not used to eating such less amounts suddenly. The entire metabolism is disturbed because there is no time for the body to adapt itself to the food and time difference. Fad diets also have advantages like a speedy weight loss, for example if you do the lemonade diet you can lose weight in less than one month.
I have picked three foods and they are: * DelMonte Fresh Cut Whole Kernel Corn * Nutrition Facts * Servings size ½ cup (125) 3 ½ servings per container * APS calories 70 fat 10 * DV% Total fat 1g 2%, Sat. fat 0%, Trans fat 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 360mg 15%, Potassium 180mg 5%, Total Carbohydrate 13mg 4%, Dietary Fiber 2g 8%, Sugar 3 g, Protein 1m * Vitamins A 0% * Calcium 2% * Vitamin C 0% * Iron 2% * Ingredients: corn, water, salt. * Hunts Petite diced tomatoes * Nutrition Facts * Calories 60 * DV Total Fat 0,0%, Sat.Fat 0,0%, Trans Fat. 0g, Sodium 220mg, 9%, Potassium 260mg, 7%,