Food Diary Assignment

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Through this food diary assignment, I have learned that I have a somewhat healthy diet, but it would be good for me to add some more nutritious foods to my diet. Through this analysis, I will discuss the ranges and limits of specific nutrients, and what my average levels were for the two days that I recorded for this assignment.
According to my nutrient intake reports, my intake of calories, fiber, and cholesterol were all under or at the target value. The target value of calories is 2000 while my average value was only 1271 calories. The target for cholesterol is less than 300 mg, and I achieved that with an average of 126 mg. For dietary fiber, the target level is 25 g, and I only got an average of 13 g. My average distribution of calories over the two days was not very close to the target values. The target range for the percent of calories that carbohydrates contributes is 45-65% calories while I got only 35% calories. For protein, the target is 10-35% of calories. I got 17% calories from protein, so I was within the target zone for calories from protein. However, the target range for fat is 20-35% calories, and I got 52% calories from fat. I got much more calories from fat than is recommended in the target zone.
My intake of grains was under the target zone. The target is 6oz, and I only had an average …show more content…

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