The Balance of Activity and Energy
Through the past weeks of recording and reviewing some of the foods that I have eaten and some that I haven’t, it has become clear that my diet and exercise regiment is not consistent with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As a person that has always enjoyed some level of thinness, the past few months have proven to exasperate my sense of potential youth. In my first food journal analysis, I discovered that many items that I thought were within respectable limits were actually over the recommended quantity. My personal activity level has also come to be under the microscope and even then, little was found. Given that I have been living alone in a one bedroom apartment in Indiana upon accepting a new job, my normal ritual and availability of working out in my back yard had been replaced by single living.
The variety of foods I ate during the first analysis was somewhat limited. It was noted that I need to incorporate more vegetables and fruits into my daily routine as well as eliminate some of the salty snacks. Adding a piece of fruit or glass of fruit juice to my breakfast would be a better way to start my day and try and continue to strive toward the advised 2.5 cups that is recommended. Another way I can add in more vegetables is to eat a salad with dinner although I must watch the type of dressing I use as I do not want to increase my fat consumption. I can also add a serving of vegetables to my lunch instead of the salty potato chips I like to have.
The second analysis revealed that my protein intake was by far the highest on the list and would need to be lowered to achieve a healthier diet. The analysis showed that I need to continue to increase my fruit and vegetable intake and work on lowering sodium. I would normally think that a class of orange juice or other vegetable juice would help with my fiber intake, but the research shows that juice without pulp contains no fiber. Protein intake was another area that...