Food Intake Paper
Lekisha S. Ashby
July 19, 2015
Instructor: David Ormond
Food intake is something that everyone should take very seriously in their daily lives. Food intake is regulated by the complex interaction of psychological and physiological events associated with ingestion. While the energy content of foods has an important role in determining the amount eaten, a number of other properties of foods also may be important. These include palatability, macronutrient composition, and form of the food for example solid vs. liquid, how it is prepared, and its energy density.
Three Day Intake
After reviewing my iProfile Journal it has come to my senses that my dietary intake for the three days I recorded does not provide a healthful diet. The reason this was not a healthful diet for myself is because the way my eating habitats were for one day and every other day. My one day food intake journal consists of the following meals throughout the entire day. In the morning I had two large pancakes with syrup, a piece of pork sausage and cranberry juice. For lunch I went to McDonalds and had a Filet o Fish sandwich with fries but I got water to drink! For dinner I had fried Tilapia with white potatoes and baked beans and a side of corn bread, I know this is very bad!
This information that I just explained is what my Daily Intake Journal consisted of for one entire day. The reason my diet was not a healthful diet was because of the fact that all of the food I ate was not healthy at all. I had some fast food which contains a high amount of saturated fats, calories, sodium and carbohydrates. Saturated fats, calories, sodium and carbohydrates are very bad for any human beings body. In my case in just this one day my body took a high amount of all these bad fats.
After describing my food intake journal I have realized that I did not consume the recommended dietary reference intakes. The reason I know...