Food Intake – 1 Day
Through the Wiley PLUS iProfile, I was able to track my food intake for a 24 hour period. I feel that the journal is a great tool since it breaks down the ingredients of my diet and shows me exactly what it is that I am putting into my body on any given day. Not only does it help me to record my daily diet but it also shows me the recommended daily values for each of the food groups, minerals, and vitamins based on my age, height, and body weight. Understanding what is being put into my body is essential for living a long, healthy life. In addition, understanding what foods are healthy not only benefits friends but also my family and me.
Note below a record of my food intake for a full day:
Breakfast: 1 donut
1.75 cups of cut watermelon
1 16oz. Mountain Dew
Lunch: 3 cups of Spaghetti
Dinner: 1 piece of grilled Tuna
½ cup of Potato Salad
1 serving of Cole Slaw
Snack: 1 slice of Pound Cake
After reviewing the iProfile Journal, the dietary reference intake (DRI), and the iProfile Intake Spreadsheet, I feel that my dietary intake for the day is probably not the best way to achieve healthy eating habits. The reasoning behind my opinion is because of the levels of sodium and carbohydrates that were in the foods I ate. I am still struggling with the amounts that are good and the amounts that are bad for you, however I feel that over 300 mg of carbohydrates and over 2000 mg of sodium in one day really cannot be good for you (Wiley, 2000-2012). According to Drug Information Online, Niacin, which is a B3 vitamin, lowers cholesterol in the body. My Niacin level was 16 mg so I feel that this helps to offset my cholesterol intake for the day (Drug Information Online, 2011). I did not consume the recommended DRI from each of the food groups, vitamins, and minerals for the day. According to my journal, I was deficient in just about all the different vitamins that...