Health: Nutrition and Diet Analysis Project Essay

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Three-Day Activity Analysis
Kasey Craycraft
1/13/13

For this three day diet analysis project I wanted to eat as I normally would and be honest about all that I ate, to analyze not only what and how much I was eating, but also to see how healthy my diet really is. By doing so I can see if any of my diet choices are putting me at risk for certain health diseases, and what changes can be made to make my diet healthier. After analyzing my diet, I would say my diet is horrible considering what I have consumed in these 3 days I don’t eat much and it shows I need to start eating more than what I have been and doing better than what I have consumed. With the Milk intake I only did 1 cup equivalent this is pretty hard to change since I’m lactose intolerant and can’t handle soy well where it should be 3 cup equivalent. The meat and beans intake was at 3.5 oz which I do not eat meat much so this is not a surprise it’s supposed to be 6oz intake. With the Vegetables this is an easy one I love any kind of vegetable and was short these 3 days I had 2 cups intake when it says I should do 3 cups. Fruit intake was 1 cup when it says 2 cups recommended. Grains intake was 3.5oz recommendation is 7oz. All in all I would say I need to work on something’s but I am proud to say I will be working on this. Some of the ways I can work on these things is make sure I eat more in all the areas of the pyramid, with the grains I will eat more pastas, whole grain breads, crackers and just anything that has grain in it. With the vegetables this is easy because as I stated before I love them and I will eat them nonstop if I could but I can eat them daily with every meal and just pick up a carrot if I feel hungry for a snack. Fruits, I love basically any fruits I can work them into my daily eating schedule when I don’t have any vegetables handy oranges, apples, kiwis etc. is good for me and I plan to eat them. Milk will be hard since I am lactose intolerant I have no clue how to add this in since I cannot handle soy if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. Oils, I do not usually use any types of oils so this will be easy to cut out. Meat and beans this is another tricky one since I hardly eat these sometimes when I do eat them its chicken or hamburger mixed in with the beans, I know for one I can eat more chicken I do not like fish but chicken is one thing I can eat over and over if I have to. I plan to modify my diet to get the recommended servings for each food group is to…