Diet and Exercise Project

Diet and Exercise Project - Diet 1 Using the diet analysis...

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Diet 1. Using the diet analysis program “Track Diet” I inquired extreme knowledge about my everyday diet. My average daily caloric intake is 1446 kcal/day . This is less than the FDA’s recommended 2,231 a day, so I would be in real good shape if I were trying to lose weight. However, because I wish to maintain my present weight, if I intake more calories it probably wouldn’t hurt me. 2. Even though I do not believe I need to restrict calories altogether, the best way to stay healthy is to lower my caloric intake of calories from fat and sugar. On average, 25% of my daily calories are coming from fat, which is about 42.44 g/day. This is less than the amount eaten by the average American, which is about 20-35% calories from fat. My protein intake is 13% of my daily calories, equaling 45.63 g/day . It wouldn’t harm me to increase my protein intake considering I am a vegetarian and I don’t get the usual protein from meat like others do. This brings us to my largest source of calories, carbohydrates. 63% of my daily calories come from carbohydrates, totaling an average of 235.93 g/day . Lowering my simple carbohydrate intake wouldn’t harm me because in the long run if I intake too many carbohydrates, it will be stored as fat. 3. My daily cholesterol intake is 174.88 mg/day . This is more than enough because the body makes all the cholesterol it needs, so any dietary cholesterol is more than enough. According to the FDA I’m doing very well, since they recommend 300 mg a day, but according to lecture, I should be having no more than 100 mg a day, but as close to none as possible. 4. I eat an average of 28.84 grams of fiber a day, which is good because 25 g is recommended for women and I am above that recommended level. However, in general, it wouldn’t harm me to increase my fiber intake. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course PHY SCI 5 taught by Professor Christenson during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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