Week 3_CheckPoint_Creat_A_Diet

Week 3_CheckPoint_Creat_A_Diet - choices Ive started to...

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SCI/164, Week 3 CheckPoint Create-A-Diet This activity demonstrates how to select a healthful food regime. Access the web site at www.nhlbi.nih.gov/cgi-bin/chd/diet.cgi to begin the activity. Select foods from a variety of choices Review a report on how closely you were able to match your intake goals for saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calories. Answer the three questions below. Submit this CheckPoint as an attachment in your Individual Forum. 1. Is your fat intake too high? Yes, both saturated fat and total fat intakes were over my daily limit based on the information about myself I provided. As a result of this class the last time I went to the grocery store I bought healthier snacks. I guess I’m going to have to find the right combinations of what to eat in a day. I am now seeing how meal planning is so important in meeting your total nutritional needs. 2. Is your overall calorie intake too high or too low ? My overall calorie intake was too high, and this was based on the healthier
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Unformatted text preview: choices Ive started to make. I can only image if my choices where worse. 3. What are the steps you could take to improve your diet? The first step I could take to improve my diet is to add more activity to my day. This will help me burn calories. Another step I could take is planning out my meals and tracking this information (saturated fat, total fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calories). I think by planning my meals and tracking this information I can find the right combinations of foods to eat each day and also give myself healthy choices in doing so. To lower my saturated fats and total fat I could switch from 2% milk to skim milk. I also could eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The report also suggested that I should aim for less than 7% of calories as saturated fat, and 25-35% of calories as fat. To lower my sodium intake I can choose foods that say "reduced sodium," "sodium free," and "no salt added" on the food label ....
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2011 for the course SCI 164 taught by Professor Deblander during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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