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Carol KinneyNUTR 2030 Principles of Human NutritionFall 2018Sophomore Food Science/Nutrition NUTR 2030 Introduction to Principles of Human Nutrition – Summer 2018Diet Analysis Project Form1. Refer to the My Food list, Calories Assessment Report and on the Nutrient Spread Sheet Report to answer the questions below:a. List the food groups that you were deficient in meeting:- Out of all of the food groups, I did not have enough carbohydrates or protein which I was surprised because throughout the day it feels like I am. But when I went back looking at what I ate throughout the day, I saw where I can increase my intake on carbs and protein. b. List the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that you were deficient in meeting:- Looking at my vitamins, I deficient in many of them. I was deficient in meeting in my Vitamin A, all of my B, D, and E but I did succeed in my vitamin C. The vitamin that I was most deficient in was vitamin D. For my minerals I was deficient in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, but compared to my vitamins my minerals were not as now. The most deficient mineral was potassium. However, I do take vitamin gummies before I go to bed to fulfill these deficiencies.2. Refer to the Nutrient Spread Sheet Report to answer the questions below:a. What was the average number of calories that you consumed over the 4 days? Would this amount, if consumed on a daily basis, cause weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance? Explain.- My average number of calories from the four days was 1878 calories. My recommended calories to maintain weight was 2674 calories which I thought was pretty high, but it suggested this number because of my activity level. Therefore, the number of calories that I consume nowon a daily basis would lead to weight loss which is my goal. b. What was the average amount of added sugar (in kcals) that you consumed over the 4 days? How does this compare to your recommended intake level (i.e., no more than 10% of your totalcalories per day coming from added sugar)?- From all four days, my report says I consumed 0.8 grams of added sugar which I thought wouldbe higher because I consumed Starbucks and chocolate almost every day. My goal for added sugar was 0 to 267 calories and my intake was only 3 calories so I was in range.c. What was the average amount of sodium that you consumed over the 4 days? How does this compare to your recommended intake level?- My sodium intake was 2678 mg which was more than my recommended. Less than 2,300 mg was my recommendation, so my daily intake of sodium was higher.3. Take a moment to reflect on the factors that influence your personal food choices based on those discussed in Chapter 1, p. 4-7 of the course textbook. a. Discuss at least 2 factors that influence your daily food choices the most and describe how these factors might either promote or hinder your ability to obtain a nutritious, balanced diet.- There are many factors that influence my choices on what to eat. One big factor that I think influenced my choices was timing because during the week I recorded my food intake was when I was stressed out and was busy with school. I was rushing in between classes and exhausted so I eat things that were easy to access to. Another factor that influenced my choices was my emotions. I was stressed and anxious about my upcoming exams, so I did not eat as much, and I ate lots of chocolate at night.b. Discuss at least 2 factors that influence your daily food choices the least and describe how thesefactors might either promote or hinder your ability to obtain a nutritious, balanced diet.- One of the factors that did not affect my food choice was culture. I do not have any certain beliefs that tie in with food and I eat pretty much anything. Advertising is another food factor that did not affect my food choices. I see advertisement about every single day and none of them triggered me into eating something. It does not have an effect on me.4. Evaluate your dietary choices during this analysis project. a. List the energy-dense foods that compose a majority of your diet & may need to be reduced.- Granola, chocolate, and popcorn were mostly my energy dense foods and I should consider reducing these foods because I ate these almost every day. However, the popcorn I was eating was not high in salt or butter. Instead of bagged sugary granola I could make my own granola. Iconsumed a little of chocolate and only ate it as a little treat at the end of the day. b. List the empty-kcal foods that compose a majority of your diet & may need to be reduced.- I definitely need to drink less Starbucks drinks because they are loaded with empty calories andsugar. I should try to drink them every other day. Chocolate is another empty calorie food that I could reduce. c. List some nutrient-dense foods that are lacking in your diet & may need to be increased.- I really need to increase my intake on vegetables. I eat a good amount of fruit because it is easy to bring with me to eat as a snack but veggies I cannot. During the time I was recording what I was eating was also when I was busy and stressed out, so I did not make the time to prepare myown food. I should also consume more yogurt and nuts. d. What portion sizes may be too large and may need to be reduced?- I think my grains intake was too much and could be reduced. Also, I feel like I would feel better if I did reduce my intake on grains because a lot of times, I do feel bloated.e. What dietary patterns (i.e., food access/availability, meal frequency, snacking, eating habits, etc.) may need to change in order to improve your diet?- I need to make meals before the week, so I do not have to stress about cooking the night of. That way I can have a full meal with veggies and protein instead of many snacks throughout the day. At night time I need to snack less and eat smaller amounts of chocolate. Also, I shouldtry to make my own coffee so I do not have all of the processed sugar in my drink that I usuallyorder from Starbucks. 5. List three realistic and achievable goals that you would like to accomplish this semester as they relate to nutrition.Goal 1: Eat more nutritious meals instead of snacks. I can meal prep instead of waiting till the last minute to save time because during the week I am usually very busy and do not make the time to cook. Goal 2: I need to stop feeling guilty after eating something not healthy and think that I have to work out more to make up what I ate. This


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