Analyze your daily fat, saturated fat, sugar, carbohydrates, and caloric intake. Explain how your numbers compared with the goal levels.

Dietary intake is a lifestyle factor that has a large effect on health and wellness. Assess your dietary intake for a day by tracking your diet and using appropriate tools (www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary) to review it.

Analyze your diet by answering the questions below in your journal. Your journal should contain the two parts described below.

Part 1: Assess your diet by addressing the following items:

  • Analyze your daily fat, saturated fat, sugar, carbohydrates, and caloric intake. Explain how your numbers compared with the goal levels.
  • Identify what vitamins and minerals fell below the goal level.
  • Elaborate on how your protein intake compared with the goal level. Discuss specific grams.
  • Explain the role and importance of consuming each of the following:
    • Minerals
    • Vitamins
    • Carbohydrates
    • Water
    • Protein
    • Fiber
    • Fat

Part 2: Examine the effects of your diet on your health and wellness by addressing the following items in your journal entry:

  • Identify the effect your diet has on your health and wellness. Does your dietary intake protect you or increase your health risks?
  • Explain two chronic diseases directly related to an unhealthy diet.
  • Explain two ways you could improve your diet. Be specific and provide examples.

For the journal assignment, write out each question and then answer it. Your journal should be a minimum of one page in length (not including the title page or reference page). As a minimum, include the dietary website you used (www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary) as references in your response to this journal activity.

Daily Food Diary

Monday

Breakfast Calories

kcal

Carbs

g

Fat

g

Protein

g

Sodium

mg

Sugar

g

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Lunch
Dunkin Donuts – Caramel Iced Coffee (Large), 1 Coffee 340 54 12 125 49
Dunkin’ Donuts – Bacon Egg and Cheese on Croissant, 1 Sandwich 480 40 27 19 940
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820 94 39 25 1,065 55
Dinner
Zaxby’s Zalad – Fried House Salad, 1 salad (piece of toast) 760 24 42 48 1,725
Zaxby’s – Medium Lemonade Light, 340 grams (regular) 10 10
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770 26 42 48 1,735 6
Snacks
Doritos – Snack, 15 pieces 140 16 210
Payday – Candy Bar, 1 bar (52g) 240 27 13 120 21
Publix – Tropical Fruit Salad Medium, 1 lb 39
Carlo Rossi Wine – Sangria, 6 oz 138 11
Carlo Rossi Wine – Sangria, 6 oz 138 11
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695 71 21 9 334 27
   
Totals 2,285 191 102 82 3,134 88
Your Daily Goal 1,710 214 57 86 2,300 64
Remaining -575 23 -45 4 -834 -24
Calories

kcal

Carbs

g

Fat

g

Protein

g

Sodium

mg

Sugar

g

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