In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words)
Note: Read the assignment, and then report your initial thoughts and predictions on how your numbers would compare to the USDA dietary guidelines prior to beginning your tracking.
For 1 entire day, log (write down) everything you eat or drink. This will entail noting the quantity of the product that you consume and reading the label on the product or the information provided by the restaurant to determine more details. It is important to take note of the quantity, and even to measure the amount before consuming it, if possible, so that you can gain a more accurate understanding of the components you consume. For this assignment, record the calories, sodium, fat, carbohydrates, and cholesterol for every item you consume throughout the day. It is important to note that you will not discuss with your classmates the information you record about your personal dietary intake.
A product label lists the serving size, which is the unit of measurement for all other information listed on the label. The number of calories, protein, carbohydrates, fats, cholesterol, and sodium reflect the amount per serving. For instance, if 1 serving size of ice cream is 8 oz (1 cup), and you have measured your helping to be 3 cups (24 oz.), then your serving is three times larger than the standard serving size. So if the amount of calories listed on the label is 60 calories per serving, then you will calculate 60 x 3 = 180 calories and list this in your eating log.
If you eat prepared foods during the 2 days of tracking, such as at a restaurant, do your best to utilize the information provided by the restaurant in terms of the amounts you have consumed. Many restaurants are now required by federal law to publish or display the nutritional breakdown of the products they sell.
For products that do not have a label, such as fresh fruit, this is something that you can easily search online, or refer to this Web site for information.
After you have completed your dietary intake tracking, complete the following:
- Without sharing your personal details about the dietary intake that you recorded, discuss in general terms the recommended dietary guidelines for a person in the same age and gender class as yourself. Then, discuss how your results compare to the USDAâ€™s dietary guidelines formulated for your age and gender groups and how accurate your predictions were. There is no need to discuss your personal information or actual numbers recorded.
- Finally, discuss your thoughts about the level of difficulty you encountered in completing the tracking portion of the assignment
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