Haley NguyenProfessor PlathFCS 6-NutritionDec. 09, 2021Dietary Paper ReportMy Body Mass Index is 18.6 which puts me in the normal weight range. For manyreasons, my diet was quite restricted; I never had the want or need to eat, and I only ate becausemy parents forced me to. Being in an in-home daycare for 12 hours a day, every day, for the first12 years of my life, I wasn't well nourished. My caregivers were hesitant to feed me, as well asmany other children. For the first 12 years of my adolescence, I believed that not eating a lot wasacceptable since it was what I have been taught, instilling in me the belief that I didn't need toconsume a diet. With this, I was only offered modest servings of TV dinners, canned fruits andvegetables, as well as lunch meat, cheese, or unhealthy snacks. I didn't notice how inadequatelymy daycare workers fed me until I was older and began spending more time with my parents. Mycaregivers only served me the worst alternatives in order to meet each of the food pyramid'scategories. As a result, I developed a negative relationship with food, hence why I have anirregular diet. Because I was no longer in a daycare when I moved back to California at the ageof 13, I began to eat more. For the first two years after my return, I over ate and gained weightbeing on the heavier side of normal weight.However, after Covid began and we were all placedin quarantine, I began to lose weight. I lost 25 pounds in six months without exercising or cuttingback on my calories. To be honest, it wasn't until family members and others pointed it out to methat I realized I had dropped weight. When I observed a drop in my weight, I redeveloped mypoor eating habits and began to eat infrequently. I reverted to my previous eating patterns,
reinitiating my unhealthy connection with food, which I continue to deal with to this day. Sincethen, I've maintained a weight range of 105-110 pounds.I began exercising more in the beginning of ninth grade, and now that I am an athlete, Iwork out every day. My current fitness routine consists of six days of alternating workouts andone day of recovery. On Sunday mornings, I go for a 5-mile jog to start my week. I used to getup at 5:30 a.m. and go for a jog at 6:00 a.m. during the summer, but now that it's colder, I get upat 6:00 a.m. and go for a jog at 6:30 a.m. Jogging helps me wake up and stay active throughoutthe day. I began my exercise a little more than a year ago and haven't stopped since. I feel thatincluding a morning jog in my Sunday regimen is critical to my emotional and physicalwell-being. I normally finish my assignments ortasks for the day after my jog and go to the gymat about 7:00 p.m. Sundays have consistently been core days for me, which implies I would workout for approximately 1.2-3 hours, depending on whether I was attempting a new routine or not.