According to the Dietary Reference Intake I do not eat enough carbohydrates, at 44 percent. If I had not have had gastric bypass I would be concerned I am not getting enough carbohydrates, but since I did have the surgery I am not. Carbohydrates have a tendency to make my blood sugar rise. Although I am happy with the amount of carbohydrates I eat, I do believe I could get them from healthier foods like whole grains rather than fast food. The amount of lipids I receive daily was startling. My body does not absorb vitamins or fats and store them as normal person would, so the amount I need to receive would be greater. I do not meet the requirements for an average person, let alone requirements for someone who had gastric bypass. The food I eat which have lipids are primarily meat and eggs.
I am surprised to see my macronutrient intake ranges are not to par. If I continue to eat too few proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids: my growth, muscles, my brain, and my intestines all suffer; resulting in an unhealthy body. When my vitamins and protein are at low levels I feel very sluggish and cannot concentrate very well.
My fiber intake is very low at 8 grams compared to the suggest 25 grams. My fiber is low because I rarely eat vegetables and fruits. In the span of three days I ate one serving of vegetables and no servings of fruit; if I incorporate more in my daily diet I would be meeting the recommended fiber. Snacks are a good way to get daily doses of fiber, rather than french fries, I could start trying to eat an apple. An alternative to eating fruits and vegetables, one can drink fiber enriched drinks like Metamucil (Yahoo Health, 2009). Meeting daily fiber requirements is important to do every day. During the three days I recorded my meals I did not eat much