This paper intends to discuss the Nutrition that I intake and further it compares to the Dietary Reference Intake group to which I belong. Moreover, analysis is made in detail regarding the meals that I intake during a day and that what is the recommended nutritional plan according to my age, gender, weight and height considering the American nutritional standards.
The major nutritional analysis is made from the choosemyplate.gov. After inputting the details of my daily routine activities including physical activities, it was evident that my physical activities are not sufficient to remain fit. However, the estimated energy needed for my body is about 2200 calories to achieve my ideal body weight but currently my calorie intake is too less and it amounts to only 879 calories.
However, the summary of my nutrients report is attached is in appendix. According to the nutrients report, my daily total calories are about okay. Protein intake in grams is however under the required level. Carbohydrates in grams are also under the required level. Dietary Fiber intake is also too low than required level. Total fat and Saturated Fat seems to be OK according to the recommended Fat intake. The Cholesterol daily intake is OK as mentioned in the nutrients report. As minerals are concerned, for the intake of minerals, all are way too low than the required intake level except Selenium and Sodium. In addition to this, the intake of vitamins is also too low in terms of all kinds of vitamins.
Meals from 11/07/12 - 11/07/12
Personal Calorie goal is 2200. My plan amounts are based on meeting my nutrient needs.
1 slice Bread, Boston Brown
1 cup Rice, white, regular, cooked (no salt or fat added)
1 Fish sandwich, cheese and tartar sauce (Hardee's, Long John Silver', McDonald's)
Dietary Reference Intakes
The Dietary Reference Intakes with scope in the U.S. and Canada that have similar consumption patterns and Dietary Reference Values ??(DRVs) in the US and the European Union are a new concept that refers to the amount of a nutrient diet should contain to prevent deficiency diseases, reduce chronic disease and achieve optimal health, harnessing the full potential of each nutrient. Are being developed from late 1997 to replace the classical concept of IR / RDA has been used since 1941 and was initially developed to prevent clinical deficiencies that time were a major public health problem.
United States Germany, Austria and Switzerland, together performed the appropriate checks and various member states of the EU have created the group in order to unify DIET recommendations for the citizens. Estimated average requirement (EAR)
Is a value of average daily intake of a nutrient that meets the needs of 50% of a homogeneous group of healthy people of the same age, sex and physiological conditions and lifestyle. It is, therefore, a median (50th percentile) that can match the mean if the data follow a normal distribution. It is used to set the new RDA, but only when EAR has been estimated on the basis of sufficient scientific information ...