Nutritional Evaluation and Planning in Essay

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3. Make three specific recommendations to yourself.

1. Restrict my total fat intake to no more than 40 grams per day.

I would like to restrict my daily intake of fat to a maximum of 40 grams per day by restricting my diet to low-fat foods such as proteins and complex carbohydrates.

2. Reduce consumption of all foods that do not have detailed nutritional information.

To accomplish my first recommendation, I would like to stop eating out or eating any pre-prepared foods because it is too difficult to monitor fat content accurately without the benefit of detailed nutritional information labels on packaged foods.

3. Prepare portable snacks and meals to help me stick to Recommendations 1 & 2.

To avoid succumbing to snacking temptations during the day or overeating at mealtime, I would like to start preparing healthy snacks and even portable meals so that I can stay on my diet even when I am out of the house for long periods of time.

4. Finally, write down everything you ate yesterday.
How would the recommendations you gave yourself change this day's eating? Are the proposed changes realistic?

Yesterday, I ate very well. If I were able to sustain the eating pattern that I stuck to yesterday for the long-term, I would probably be able to reach my goal. There is no reason to think that goal is unrealistic although it will require a continual commitment.

Breakfast -- Liquid "egg-white-only" omelet, 1 slice whole wheat toast, 1 apple, coffee.

Lunch -- Purdue "Short Cuts" chicken (5 oz.), 1 cup brown rice, 1 cup apple juice.

Afternoon Snack -- 1 cup low-fat….....

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