SELF NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT (CRITIQUE OF “OUR BAD HABITS”)

SELF NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT (CRITIQUE OF “OUR BAD HABITS”)

Write a 2 page critique to my nutritional assessment which is attached. 

Explain the things I could have done better and explain in more detail how to meet nutritional deficiencies. 

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Use references if needed.

Running Head: NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT 7

Nutritional Assessment

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Nutritional Assessment

For this assignment data was recorded in a period of seven days. It coveres breakfast, lunch and dinner record taken each day as well as the calories consumed. Looking at the recordings, all foods were taken at around the same time every day. For instance, breakfast was taken at 7 O’clock every morning. One ham and cheese sandwich and one Activia yogurt was consumed each morning for breakfast. However, food taken for lunch and dinners each day varied.

Biochemistry of Foods

Looking at this chart I find out that a lot of protein is belong consumed each day. I find out the number of calories is very high in daily diet. From the chart, I see that the amount of cholesterol is also high in the weekly assessment. The total carbohydrates are very low in the morning diet and high in the lunch diet. Calcium and iron nutrients are consistent in the breakfast meal but not consistent in the other meals. They seem to vary significantly depending on the kind of meal consumed for lunch and dinner.

The foods consumed produce sugars, proteins, vitamins, fats and carbohydrates which are essential for the biochemical reaction in the cellular function and production of energy (Nzeagwu & Uwaegbute, 2011). The foods encompass the necessary nutrients for my body because the dietary guidelines recommend a combination of all sources to maintain a healthy nutrition which is related to controlling weight and protecting the body against diseases.

Clinical implications

The foods that we consume have a lot of effects to our general body development and also to our health (Puntis, 2018). Some of the diets that a person decides to adopt might bring health issues and can be one of the predisposal of various lifestyle diseases. For instance, this diet has several implications that come with it. One, due to the high intake of protein in the diet, I could be in danger of increasing my BMI, which is currently 30, or even a heart attack due to the high cholesterol. This kind of diet could also lead to one suffering from hypertension due to the sugar and fat levels. This could be a very bug clinical implication if no changes are made in the diet.

Dietary implications

Taking in the right diet will help one develop and maintain strong physical health. A well-balanced diet prevents one from contracting chronic diseases such as obesity, marasmus among other diseases brought by poor diet. This diet is however focused more on proteins that need to be eliminated from it to prevent such diseases from attacking the consumer.

Environment

Environmental factors might influence the kind of food and diet one takes. One could be influenced by the kind of work they do and the culture. Some nutritional environment can influence the choice of dietary intake of an individual. This kind of diet could be influenced by the kind of work the consumer takes or the health requirement. Moreover, I try to maintain my breakfast really plain, which provides a very little amount of carbohydrates. I also try to not eat junk food and bring home cooked meals to work and school.

Plan to Meet Nutritional Deficiencies

Every person is supposed to ensure that the kind of diet they adapt works best for the development of their physical health (Hu, 2012). The diet should contain a balanced nutrition which is very essential in general body development. In my case, the food taken every morning should be changed in at least every three days.

The other thing that I will do is to include vegetables and fruits in every meal during lunch and dinner. Vegetables and fruits are very essential in the provision of important nutrients and vitamins which will aid in body development and improved immunity. This will lead to increased vitamins in the weekly diet. These vegetables could be supplemented with other carbohydrates foods and be taken on lunchtime or during dinner instead of taking protein-rich food during lunch and also during dinner. I also plan to introduce water in every meal from breakfast to dinner. Water is very important in the diet as it helps in various functions of the body including digestion and regulation of body temperature. I will also ensure that foods rich in kilocalories and sugars have been included in the meals on specific days.

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References

Hu, F. (2012). Assessment of Physical Activity in Nutritional Epidemiology. Nutritional Epidemiology, 241-259. DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754038.003.0010

Nzeagwu, O., & Uwaegbute, A. (2011). Assessment of Nutritional Vulnerability of the Elderly using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) tool. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences, 31(2). DOI:10.4314/njns.v31i2.63914

Puntis, J. (2018). Nutritional assessment. Oxford Medicine Online. DOI:10.1093/med/9780198759928.003.0003

Monday Food Consumed Cal Kilocalories Total Fat Sat Trans Na K Cholesterol Total Carbs Sugars Proteins Vit A Vit C Ca Iron Consumed at Breakfast 1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal 0.361 16.7g 1.6g 1320mg 63mg 123mg 32.5g 5g 19.3g 260IU 0mg 50mg 1.2mg 2/3/2020 at 6:00am Lunch Rice, pork steak and lettuce salad 455.7 cal 0.71 12.9g 4.69g 254.4g 580mg 73.1mg 8.6g 4.2g 30g 47% 122% 6% 15% 2/3/2020 at 12:30pm Dinner Rice, chicken breast and tomato salad 690 cal 0.69 17g 3.1g 517mg 705mg 113mg 7.6g 4.2g 25g 15.90% 30% 4.10% 7.40% 2/3/2020 at 8:00pm

Tuesday Food Consumed Cal Kilocalories Total Fat Sat Trans Na K Cholesterol Total Carbs Sugars Proteins Vit A Vit C Ca Iron Consumed at Breakfast 1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal 0.361 16.7g 1.6g 1320mg 63mg 187mg 32.5g 5g 19.3g 150IU 0mg 50mg 1.2mg 2/4/2020 at 6:00am Lunch Cheese omelette with fried potatoes 750 cal 0.75 4g 4.9g 420mg 214mg 0mg 38g 2g 34g 0.10% 0% 15.40% 12% 2/4/2020 at 12:30pm Dinner Chicken tacos with spinach tortilla 560 cal 0.56 0.3g 0.7g 34mg 7.5mg 29mg 65g 3.8g 35g 29% 19% 21% 26% 2/4/2020 at 8:00pm

Wednesday Food Consumed Cal Kilocalories Total Fat Sat Trans Na K Cholesterol Total Carbs Sugars Proteins Vit A Vit C Ca Iron Consumed at Breakfast 1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal 0.361 16.7g 1.6g 1320mg 63mg 187mg 32.5g 5g 19.3g 260IU 0mg 50mg 1.2mg 2/5/2020 at 6:00am Lunch Black beans with rice and chicken 688 cal 0.688 22g 11.6g 258mg 656mg 156mg 10.6g 0.6g 54g 11.80% 7.20% 7.20% 17.40% 2/5/2020 at 1:00pm Dinner Mashed potatoes and fried eggs 720 cal 0.72 5g 2g 55mg 496.3mg 70mg 10g 19g 31g 1% 6% 2% 3.7mg 2/5/2020 at 7:00pm

Thursday Food Consumed Cal Kilocalories Total Fat Sat Trans Na K Cholesterol Total Carbs Sugars Proteins Vit A Vit C Ca Iron Consumed at Breakfast 1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal 0.361 16.7g 1.6g 1320mg 63mg 187mg 32.5g 5g 19.3g 260IU 0mg 50mg 1.2mg 2/6/2020 at 6:00am Lunch Turkey sandwich with sweet potato fries 850 cal 0.85 6.14g 1.74g 127.28mg 240g 146.2mg 1.2g 1.3g 29.8g 2.10% 5.90% 4% 1.5mg 2/6/2020 at 12:00pm Dinner Mahi mahi fish with vegetable salad 490 cal 0.49 11.6g 1.8g 101mg 628mg 119mg 0.3g 0.3g 161g 238IU 0mg 51.5mg 0.7mg 2/6/2020 at 8:00pm

Friday Food Consumed Cal Kilocalories Total Fat Sat Trans Na K Cholesterol Total Carbs Sugars Proteins Vit A Vit C Ca Iron Consumed at Breakfast 1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal 0.361 16.7g 1.6g 1320mg 63mg 187mg 32.5g 5g 19.3g 260IU 0mg 50mg 1.2mg 2/7/2020 at 6:00am Lunch Pinto beans with white rice 720 cal 0.72 2.1g 0.6g 29mg 68mg 31mg 14.6g 4.5g 32.6g 12IU 0% 4mg 0.30% 2/7/2020 at 12:30pm Dinner Tuna salad 368 cal 0.368 9.9mg 4.8g 571mg 164mg 20mg 201mg 1.6g 9.4g 3.20% 0.20% 9.50% 9.70% 2/7/2020 at 8:00pm

Saturday Food Consumed Cal Kilocalories Total Fat Sat Trans Na K Cholesterol Total Carbs Sugars Proteins Vit A Vit C Ca Iron Consumed at Breakfast 1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal 0.361 16.7g 1.6g 1320mg 63mg 187mg 32.5g 5g 19.3g 260IU 0mg 50mg 1.2mg 2/8/2020 at 8:00am Lunch Spaguettis with tomato sauce 470 cal 0.47 5g 5.60g 120mg 248mg 18mg 15.9g 1g 12g 1172IU 10.5mg 78.2mg 2.4mg 2/8/2020 at 2:00pm Dinner Chicken thighs with rice and veggies 430 cal 0.43 0.1g 2.6g 64mg 575mg 91mg 0mg 0g 20g 12% 7% 0.50% 4.40% 2/8/2020 at 7:30pm

Sunday Food Consumed Cal Kilocalories Total Fat Sat Trans Na K Cholesterol Total Carbs Sugars Proteins Vit A Vit C Ca Iron Consumed at Breakfast 1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal 0.361 16.7g 1.6g 1320mg 63mg 187mg 32.5g 5g 19.3g 260IU 0mg 50mg 1.2mg 2/9/2020 at 8:00am Lunch Neapolitan pizza 785 cal 0.785 3g 4.7g 160mg 259mg 20mg 28g 13g 11.3g 3897IU 2.4mg 59.5mh 0.7mg 2/9/2020 at 1:00pm Dinner Grilled salmon with asparagus 425 cal 0.425 0.3g 0.8g 34mg 9.4mg 7mg 1.4mg 2.3mg 23.9g 15.70% 0% 22mg 1.1mg 2/9/2020 at 8:00pm

MondayFood Consumed CalKilocaloriesTotal FatSat TransNaKCholesterolTotal CarbsSugarsProteinsVit AVit CCaIronConsumed at

Breakfast

1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt

361 cal0.36116.7g1.6g1320mg63mg123mg32.5g 5g19.3g260IU0mg50mg1.2mg2/3/2020 at 6:00am

LunchRice, pork steak and lettuce salad 455.7 cal0.7112.9g4.69g254.4g580mg73.1mg8.6g 4.2g30g 47%122%6%15%2/3/2020 at 12:30pm

DinnerRice, chicken breast and tomato salad 690 cal0.6917g3.1g517mg705mg113mg7.6g 4.2g25g 15.90%30%4.10%7.40%2/3/2020 at 8:00pm

TuesdayFood Consumed CalKilocaloriesTotal FatSat TransNaKCholesterolTotal CarbsSugarsProteinsVit AVit CCaIronConsumed at

Breakfast

1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt

361 cal0.36116.7g1.6g1320mg63mg187mg32.5g 5g19.3g150IU0mg50mg1.2mg2/4/2020 at 6:00am

LunchCheese omelette with fried potatoes 750 cal0.754g4.9g420mg214mg0mg38g 2g34g 0.10%0%15.40%12%2/4/2020 at 12:30pm

DinnerChicken tacos with spinach tortilla 560 cal0.560.3g0.7g34mg7.5mg29mg65g 3.8g35g 29%19%21%26%2/4/2020 at 8:00pm

WednesdayFood Consumed CalKilocaloriesTotal FatSat TransNaKCholesterolTotal CarbsSugarsProteinsVit AVit CCaIronConsumed at

Breakfast

1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt

361 cal0.36116.7g1.6g1320mg63mg187mg32.5g 5g19.3g260IU0mg50mg1.2mg2/5/2020 at 6:00am

LunchBlack beans with rice and chicken 688 cal0.68822g11.6g258mg656mg156mg10.6g 0.6g54g 11.80%7.20%7.20%17.40%2/5/2020 at 1:00pm

DinnerMashed potatoes and fried eggs 720 cal0.725g2g55mg496.3mg70mg10g 19g31g 1%6%2%3.7mg2/5/2020 at 7:00pm

ThursdayFood Consumed CalKilocaloriesTotal FatSat TransNaKCholesterolTotal CarbsSugarsProteinsVit AVit CCaIronConsumed at

Breakfast1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal0.36116.7g1.6g1320mg63mg187mg32.5g 5g19.3g260IU0mg50mg1.2mg2/6/2020 at 6:00am

LunchTurkey sandwich with sweet potato fries 850 cal0.856.14g1.74g127.28mg240g146.2mg1.2g 1.3g29.8g 2.10%5.90%4%1.5mg2/6/2020 at 12:00pm

DinnerMahi mahi fish with vegetable salad 490 cal0.4911.6g1.8g101mg628mg119mg0.3g 0.3g161g238IU0mg51.5mg0.7mg2/6/2020 at 8:00pm

FridayFood Consumed CalKilocaloriesTotal FatSat TransNaKCholesterolTotal CarbsSugarsProteinsVit AVit CCaIronConsumed at

Breakfast1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal0.36116.7g1.6g1320mg63mg187mg32.5g 5g19.3g260IU0mg50mg1.2mg2/7/2020 at 6:00am

LunchPinto beans with white rice 720 cal0.722.1g0.6g29mg68mg31mg14.6g 4.5g32.6g12IU0%4mg0.30%2/7/2020 at 12:30pm

DinnerTuna salad 368 cal0.3689.9mg4.8g571mg164mg20mg201mg1.6g9.4g 3.20%0.20%9.50%9.70%2/7/2020 at 8:00pm

SaturdayFood Consumed CalKilocaloriesTotal FatSat TransNaKCholesterolTotal CarbsSugarsProteinsVit AVit CCaIronConsumed at

Breakfast1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal0.36116.7g1.6g1320mg63mg187mg32.5g 5g19.3g260IU0mg50mg1.2mg2/8/2020 at 8:00am

LunchSpaguettis with tomato sauce 470 cal0.475g5.60g120mg248mg18mg15.9g 1g12g1172IU10.5mg78.2mg2.4mg2/8/2020 at 2:00pm

DinnerChicken thighs with rice and veggies 430 cal0.430.1g2.6g64mg575mg91mg0mg0g20g 12%7%0.50%4.40%2/8/2020 at 7:30pm

SundayFood Consumed CalKilocaloriesTotal FatSat TransNaKCholesterolTotal CarbsSugarsProteinsVit AVit CCaIronConsumed at

Breakfast1 Ham and cheese Sandwich 1 Activia Yogurt 361 cal0.36116.7g1.6g1320mg63mg187mg32.5g 5g19.3g260IU0mg50mg1.2mg2/9/2020 at 8:00am

LunchNeapolitan pizza 785 cal0.7853g4.7g160mg259mg20mg28g 13g11.3g3897IU2.4mg59.5mh0.7mg2/9/2020 at 1:00pm

DinnerGrilled salmon with asparagus 425 cal0.4250.3g0.8g34mg9.4mg7mg1.4mg2.3mg23.9g 15.70%0%22mg1.1mg2/9/2020 at 8:00pm