Healthy Eating Plan X1

Healthy Eating Plane
      The human body is an amazing piece of machinery, and with any machine, what goes in it to make it function, determines how well it functions. Following a healthy eating regiment is essential for your body from the hair on your head, down to your toe nails. The key to a healthy diet is moderation, and variety, this keeps the body from overloading on one food type and being deprived of another. A person can be overweight, or even obese, and still suffer from malnutrition; additionally a person who looks slim may not eat a healthy diet.
    The five food types are grains, vegetables, meat and beans, milk, and fruits. Each person has a different recommended quantity of these groups depending on their age, gender, and activity level. According to the United States Department of Agriculture‚Äôs website, my daily calorie intake should be 2,000, and I was shocked to see my average calorie intake was 1,700, furthermore, on one of the days I did not consume any milk. Having made note of the foods that were consumed for three days, made me acutely aware of how little I eat. During the working week my day starts with a slice of toast and a cup of coffee, I eat a sandwich for lunch, peanut butter and jelly, or ham, lettuce, tomato, and cheese, and the evening meal includes pasta, rice, potatoes, soup, chicken or beef. I can see how my current eating habits do not have the consistency that is required to maintain a healthy diet. My diet does not include many fried foods, nor does it include fast food on a regular basis. My milk intake was only 3.4 cups, and the recommended amount is nine cups. In the food group meant and beans I consumed 7.7 ounces, which is 10 ounces less than recommended. I was seven cups below the recommended consumption of vegetables, four cups below the recommended amount of fruit. My grains intake was the closest to the recommended amount, which was 17.3 ounces, and the recommended amount is 20 ounces.