intake against the recommended daily food intake. I was certain that I maintained a well balanced diet, but I was curious to see how the numbers played out. Even though I knew my diet was being monitored, I did not cheat by eating foods that I would not normally consume on a daily basis to guarantee the numbers played out in my favor.
After closely monitoring what I ate over a three day period, I was surprised by the results. I discovered that my diet is not within the recommendations set forth by the USDA food pyramid. As a matter of fact, it is well off. On average, I fell short of meeting all food intake requirements for every food group except for the meat and beans food group. In the meat and beans food group, I surpassed the recommended daily intake by consuming an average of 170% of the suggested daily intake. On average I was consuming: 6 ounces of grains, 2.4 cups of vegetables, .6 cups of fruit, .3 cups of milk and 11.9 ounces of meat and beans. This information proved to me that my diet was not as balanced as I thought it was. After realizing my diet was not up to par, I then had to figure out a way to improve my eating habits to maintain a well balanced diet.
In order for me to get the recommended daily food intake as suggested by the USDA food pyramid, I must consume more grains, vegetables, fruits