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Food Intake Three-Day
SCI/220
December 19, 2011
Laura Hatton

Food Intake Three-Day

Food intake consumed in one day is useful to record to note dietary habits, good, and bad, which are present. A record of three-day food consumption looks overwhelming in comparison. Evaluating three meals per day and snacks ingested is helpful to evaluate the effort made to eat healthier.
The main portion of Proteins during the recorded three days comes from beef, yogurt, milk, beef jerky, peanut butter, and sea scallops. Carbohydrates come from oatmeal, sweet potatoes, yogurt, applesauce, pretzels, and grapes. Eleven percent of the carbohydrates come from oatmeal and grapes. The total lipid intake comes from peanut butter, blue cheese salad dressing, beef, and milk. According to the iProfile Daily Recommended Intake (DRI) (Wiley Plus, 2010), lipid intake should be within 53-93 g, and the personal intake is 31g. This is below the recommended requirement. Carbohydrate is extremely below the recommended DRI. 268-387g is the daily goal, and the intake is well below the recommendation at 85g. Protein intake is also below the DRI with a recommendation of 60-208g, the intake for three days is 50g. This is a concerning finding for the average person who is within the weight and height range. However, with this profile, for the height and current weight of the participant, oddly enough, the protein intake based on body weight is within limits. This would be appropriate to allow a weight loss, which is a goal for this person. Increasing the intake of beans, and lean meats will aid in meeting the daily recommendations.
Protein intake is crucial to regulation and maintenance of the body. According to Wardlaw and Smith (2009), blood clotting, fluid balance, hormone, and enzyme production, visual processes, and cell repair require specific proteins. Many of these needed proteins come…...

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