Healthy Eating Plan Comparison

Week 1 & 7 Comparison
My food intake from week one with week seven are similar. In fact, everything except my milk, fruit, and vegetable intakes are exactly the same. In week one my vegetable average servings consumed for the three days was 2.1, 0 for fruit, and 2.3 servings of milk. In week 7 my intake of milk, fruits, and vegetables were increased to 3 servings average for milk, 4.6 servings average for vegetables, and 3 servings average for fruit. My intake for meat and beans remained at 5.2 servings average and my grain intake also remained the same as week one, a 9.9 servings average. My mood and stress levels are still a factor in my total consumed calories per day.   My food intake meets the recommendations from the dietary guidelines. I increased my intake of fruit, milk, and vegetables by adding yogurt, oranges, grapefruit, green beans, corn, and spinach to my meals and snacks. I stopped consuming a bag of chips on my work breaks and replaced them with a cup of yogurt. I replaced my cans of mountain dew with V8 fusions and apple juice. These are small changes that have increased my daily intakes of nutrients.
Nutrient Classes
The recommendations are based on a 1981 average calorie intake and my week seven intake was an average of 3105 calories. My week seven intake was higher than the recommendations just like in week. The daily recommendation for protein is 46 gm and my average intake is 114. I can continue to meet the recommendation by eating two servings of yogurt a day and two cups of milk in the morning. The daily recommendation for Vitamin C is 75 mg and I consume an average of 469 mg. My intake of vitamin c appears to be high but according to (Zeratsky, 2010) the maximum limit of vitamin C consumed is 2,000 mg a day.   The recommended minerals intake varies on the mineral, for selenium it is 55 mcg a day. My average intake of minerals was 127 mcg for week seven. The recommendations for carbohydrates are 13 gm and my average intake was 513 gm. An...