5-Day Food Log

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Based on my 5-day food log, I realized that I consumed more unhealthy fats than healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, grains, and proteins. For breakfast, I do not consume the nutrients needed to boost my energy during the day. I do not eat proteins such as eggs or dairy products and healthy snacks between meals; I eat spicy chips instead of fruits or vegetables. Often I skip lunch and eat very late for dinner. Also, I do not meet the recommended guidelines for water. Definitely, I do not eat a balanced meal and do not get enough nutrients and vitamins to sustain the body’s demands for good performance. Now, I understand why I get headaches, feeling tired and sleepy during the day; my body is not getting adequate energy sources such as carbohydrates, …show more content…

I have to balance the intake of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. I have to reduce the intake of saturated and Trans fats. I will try to eat more lean protein such as legumes, fish, and skinless poultry. I will limit the frequency of fast- foods, try to cook at home and bring lunch and healthy snacks to school. I will consume more whole grain rich foods (Strategy: every time I eat carbs I will choose the whole grain option). Increase fruits and vegetable consumption; make sure vegetables and fruits of my choice are in at least two of the three meals per day. Increase water intake and decrease soft beverages (Strategy, label a water bottle with goal times throughout the day). For portion control, every time I eat my meals, I will incorporate my plate. I will pay more attention to food labels and calculate daily calorie intake. If I balance the food groups, my body will receive the proper nutrients and vitamins. Besides, I have to increase my physical activity and at least meet the 30 minutes of aerobic exercise per day, five days a week. In conclusion, I need to make drastic changes in my eating habits in order to improve my overall health and

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