Diet Analysis Project: Fluid Activity
Day 1) Record your fluid intake from when you wake up on a weekday, until when you go to sleep. Try not to change any of your intake habits. Day 2-3) The next 2 days, record fluid intake again, aiming for optimal hydration by meeting fluid requirements based on gender. (You do not have to input the fluids you consume into diet analysis, but include the intake in your report. Remember, coffee and soda don’t count towards your fluid recommendations.) Record any observations in relation to how you feel the day of/after consuming beverages as you normally would compared to the days you are consuming fluids in accordance with guidelines.
1) What are your fluid requirements?
* My fluid requirements are 9 eight ounce glasses daily.
2) Are there any reasons you should consume more fluid than what is recommended?
* I think I should consume more fluids so I can have more energy and not feel fatigued throughout the day. Also so I don’t feel dehydrated when I work out. Another thing I noticed is it curves my appetite.
3) Were there any differences in energy, digestion, concentration etc. when consuming the fluids that are recommended for you?
* I found I had more energy and did not snack as much as I normally did. I really didn’t notice any changes in digestion but I did notice myself urinating more often.
4) If you are physically active, did fluid intake impact your activity?
* It seemed to make my workout easier and I was able to work out longer without taking water breaks.
...ALHT108: DietAnalysis Self-Studies
To receive full credit for your dietanalysis report, please complete the following:
1. Use the SuperTracker found on choosemyplate.gov
2. Record your diet for 3 days
3. Review the finalized reports
4. Complete the following self-studies
5. Answer all questions and submit responses on designated date
Examine Your Carbohydrate Intake:
1. How many grams of carbohydrates do you consume in an average day? 2. How many calories does this represent?
3. It is estimated that you should have at least 100 grams, and ideally much more, of carbohydrate in a day. How does your intake compare with this minimum?
4. What percentage of your total calories is contributed by carbohydrate?
5. How does this figure compare with the recommendation that 55 to 60 percent of calories in you diet should come from in carbohydrate?
6. Another dietary goal is that no more than 10 percent of total calories should come from refined and other processed sugars and foods high in such sugars. To assess your intake against this standard, sort the carbohydrate-containing food items you listed into three groups:
Foods containing complex carbohydrate (foods found in the bread/starchy vegetable...
Assignment: Analysis of a 3-day Dietary Intake
NAME_____Jessica Peterson____ Section #_________________________
A. Record (the name of the foods and the amount consumed, excluding supplements) your dietary intakes for 3 days minimum in a small notebook. Include 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day.
B. Be sure that your diet record is accurate and complete to include snacks and water.
C. Use computer program (DietAnalysis+) to input your 3-days consumption and to
analyze your diet records.
D. Refer to your three-day AVERAGE printouts (generated from the DietAnalysis+
software) to answer the following questions. Answer in the space provided.
CARBOHYDRATE AND FIBER
1. What is your average daily dietary fiber intake? Is it good? Why?
20.85 grams. This is a pretty good number. My DRI is 25 grams. I am at about 85% here. A few more grams of fiber would be good.
What is your an average % calorie or energy from your carbohydrate intake? Is it good in
terms of quantity? Why?
51%. Yes this is a good number because the range for this number for me is 45%-65%. My number is within this range so that is good.
What types of carbohydrates should one minimize?
People should minimize sugars sad refined grains such as white bread. They should instead try and eat complex carbs....
...Course Project Horizontal Analysis – Week 2
Your outline should include (but is not limited to) the following.
I. Choice of Companies and an Overview of Their Operations and Industry – Briefly outline what each company does and its industry. (5 points)
For my course project, I chose to compare the Pharmaceutical company Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and its competitor Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY).
Pfizer is Pfizer is the world’s leading pharmaceutical company with more than 122,000 employees worldwide and operations in over 150 countries. . Throughout the years, Pfizer has continued to discover, develop and bring to market innovative medicines that treat diseases and improve the quality of patients’ lives. In 2001, they adopted a new mission to become the world’s most valued company to patients, customers, colleagues, investors, business partners and the communities where we work and live. Pfizer Global Manufacturing operates plants and logistics centers at 120 sites in 37 countries. Pfizer continues to develop and produce blockbuster drugs to improve quality of life for millions of people. They have created some of the most common medicines on the market today: Lipitor, to control cholesterol; Lyrica, to ease the pain of fibromyalgia; Celebrex, an anti-inflammatory; and the most widely-known, Viagra. They also manufacture some common over-the-counter medications, such as Dimetapp and Robitussin for colds, and good old Chapstick....
Nutrition plays a very important role in peoples everyday life. In today’s age more people are concerned with their diet for health and their looks. Eating healthy and exercising can impact many important things such as a healthy long life, put you “less at risk” for diseases and leave you feeling confident. I can speak from personal experience that dieting and exercise really does impact your life in a positive manner.
My detailed analysis was a great way of showing me in depth of my good and bad eating habits. My calorie intake for my age and status (Pregnant) is just about where it should be. The vitamin intake was also pretty accurate as well. I am currently taking pre-natal vitamins that provide me with what I may be lacking and also provide me with extra vitamins that my baby needs. I eat five small meals though out my day. I have also increased my fruit and vegetable intake. Acidic food and juices cause me to have heartburn so I try my best to stay away from them and drink lots of water. My increase in water intake also helps keep my amniotic sack hydrated for the baby and my skin clear. My kidneys are also healthy because of the extra water in take and the flushing on my system with constant urination. My Sodium was a little higher then normal but I will decrease my salt “add-on” to certain foods. I have increased my fiber intake by adding apples...
What is Atkins Diet? The Atkins Diet is also known as the Atkins Nutritional Approach. It was made by Dr. Atkins, an American cardiologist. Atkins Diet was developed by reducing one’s carbohydrate intake. The body is an engine; carbs are the gas that makes it go. Low carb –Atkins is a modern and science diet based on energy metabolism. The principle of this mode is to cut the total amount of carbohydrates in the body because carbohydrates are the main culprits causing excess fat in the abdominal area and sweets cravings. By implementing Low Carb combination of exercise, the body will burn fat faster, people will win obesity in the shortest time that is most comfortable eating (compared to all the other diets). Proponents of the Atkins diet say that it can prevent or ameliorate many diseases, including high blood pressure, and reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Atkins Diet freely allows to eat green vegetables, fruits, potatoes, bread, but still reduce weight. It is critical that the dose and method especially in carbohydrate ratio. Instead of providing protein from animal fat, one move to supplement beneficial fat that is good for health including soy bean, nuts, seeds (e.g. sunflower seeds), fruits and vegetables. Approximately 31% of calories from vegetable protein, 43%...
Don't wallow, shoot into the shower
A quick shower uses far less water than a long soak in the tub. Think twice before you have one!
Save your washing up for one wash
Instead of washing up as you go, save it up and do it in one go to minimise the amount of water you use. As one MoneySaver says, it's a great excuse to leave the washing up!
Conserve water and 'mulch' your garden plants
Mulching garden plants (covering with wood chippings or leaf mould) reduces the need for watering as they will retain moisture for longer. See the BBC's guide on how to mulch.
Love the shade - keep plants out of the sun
Moving pot plants and house plants out of the sun helps limit the amount of water they need once they've had their fair share of sunshine.
Watering the plants? Don't forget your roots
Use the simple trick of an upside-down water bottle with holes in it to get water direct to the roots of your plants - this should help save waste.
Turn it off - don't run the tap
When cleaning don't run the tap, instead use a wash bowl to rinse cloths.
Clean the car smartly
When you really get to the point you have to clean the car, use a bucket of hot soapy water and a watering can of clean water to rinse - no need to use a hose at all. Consider using waterless valeting products too.
Don't bathe pets, keep Fido dry
It can be bad for their skin and they may...
...especially with the unhealthiest foods being the most convenient. This project was an eye opener and definitely had me realize my eating habits need to change.
Protein is a very important part of our diets. Proteins are major component of almost every cell and they aide in delivering iron, oxygen, and nutrients to our cells. Proteins also help develop and repair, muscle, skin, and blood cells. Proteins are great at fighting off diseases and are also a key factor in regulating our bodily functions. It’s important to eat a healthy amount of protein, but individuals must be careful to not overdue it. Too much protein, especially animal protein, can lead to possible liver and kidney problems; protein-rich foods can also be too high in fat which contributes to weight gain. Diseases that have been linked to lack of protein intake are liver and kidney issues; however protein deficiency is not that common among the American population. The government website, mypyramid.gov, or any other dietanalysis program, will do a great job at tracking dietary intake for people. Mypramid.gov showed I had an intake of 40gm of protein intake and the recommended range of protein is 46. The three day analysis I completed on the dietanalysis c.d. showed that for the two day I analyzed my protein intake was 44.06 and my recommended intake was 45.36, so I came in just below the mark.
1. How does your daily caloric intake stack up compared to what is recommended?
Unfortunately, after completing my dietanalysis, I found out that my daily caloric intake is 1,5 times higher than it is recommended. According to the USDA website my caloric intake should be 1880 per day, by in reality it is 2972 (about 3000 per day). Now I understand why I started to gain weight, even though I don’t eat much or often.
2. What nutrients do you consume the most? Does this pattern reflect a healthy diet? Compare your results to dietary recommendations provided on the website.
After reviewing my nutrient intakes, I discovered that I consume too much carbohydrates, cholesterol and sodium. While acceptable range of carbohydrates is 130, I consume about 300 per day. Similarly, instead of recommended <300 of cholesterol I consume 443. The worst situation is in my sodium intake – instead of acceptable 1500-2300 I consume 6634. As I clearly see now, my diet can not be considered as healthy, as I thought before completing this assignment.
3. Look at your results on the food pyramid. What are the sources of your calories? Should you be on the high or low side of recommended serving sizes in the categories? And why?
According to My Food Pyramid I consume, I am mostly on the high side of recommended serving sizes. My...