Exercise Science Essay

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Riley Cummings

HLT 206: Exercise Science
Ch 7 and 4

This assignment is due by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 7. Please submit your attached word document titled with your first and last name via e-mail to nlarson@jtcc.edu.

1. Examine the MyPyramid website (mypyramid.gov). Under Interactive Tools in the left menu, utilize the MyPyramid Plan. After entering your information choose the appropriate plan for you based on your current goals. Summarize this plan and report it in your assignments. Do you find these recommendations to be appropriate for you? Why or why not?

The Plan I was shown was a diet based on my information that consisted of 3200 calories, 10 ounces of grains, 4 cups of vegetables, 2.5 cups of fruits, 3 cups of milk, and 7 ounces of meat and beans a day. I find this pretty suitable for my self but right now I am trying to gain muscle mass so I would add some extra protein and carbohydrates to the diet.

2. Create a 3 day food log. One of these days should be a weekend day. In order to make your assessment easier, log your food into an online program (dailyplate.com, fitday.com, etc). Include your log in your assignment. Write an assessment of your diet based on your goals. Your assessment should include total calories, the percentage of your macronutrients (carbohydrate, proteins, fats), the various components of your fat intake (saturated, unsaturated, trans), sodium, iron, calcium, and fiber intakes. Do you meet the daily dietary recommendations provided in your textbook? How does your assessment compare to the recommendations provided by mypyramid.gov?

March 4, 2011 food log: http://www.livestrong.com/myplate/2011-03-04/ March 5, 2011 food log: http://www.livestrong.com/myplate/2011-03-05/ March 6, 2011 food log: http://www.livestrong.com/myplate/2011-03-06/

My current goals are to gain muscle mass by tracking these days I realized I was not eating enough of the right food to succefully fulfill my goals. During these three days I ate a total of 6831 calories, 245 grams of fat, 1181mg of cholesterol, 7039mg of sodium, 727 grams of crabs, 51 grams of fiber, 447 grams of protein, and…