1. How does your diet compare to the recommendations you received from the Food Guide Pyramid? After receiving the recommendations from the Food Guide Pyramid I realized I really need to change the way I eat. I do not eat a lot to begin with but when I do eat it is not healthy and after reading the chapters in the book I started to realize how eating healthy is beneficial to my body. The Food Guide Pyramid recommends that I eat more fruits since I have 0 servings in my diet, along with dairy and vegetables. I was low in the servings in all food groups.
2. How many servings from each food group did you consume? For the three days I consumed a total of 2.8 cups of dairy, 10.4 oz of meat & beans, 1.9 cups of vegetables, Fruit was 0 and grains I consumed a total 14.2.
3. How might you modify your diet to get the recommended servings for each food group? I would modify my diet by making sure I get enough of my daily nutrients such as fruits, veggies, meats, dairy and grains. Since I don’t eat breakfast I could start eating fruit in the mornings and that would be my fruit intake, I could have a small lunch like a sandwich on whole grain wheat. Then at dinner I would eat some meat, with veggies and fruit along with a glass of milk. Throughout the day I could snack on crackers or vegetables.
4. What are some nutrient rich foods that you could add to your daily diet? Whole wheat pasta, all kinds of fruits, potatoes, green peppers, chicken, pork, broccoli, green beans and corn.
5. Examine food labels for three items included in your food diary. List the following components for each of the items:
• Total calories per serving
• Percentage of calories from fat
• Total amount of carbohydrates (in grams)
• Total amount of protein (in grams)
• Total amount of fiber (in grams)
Whole wheat bread Frosted cheerios Chicken noodle soup 90 calories per serving 150 80
10 calories from fat (2%) 20...