Food Journal Analysis #2

Essay by anibail2University, Bachelor's October 2008

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The following is an analysis of my food intake for one day by using the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) website using a food tracker program. The analysis addresses the serving sizes consumed, which food groups were represented, and adjustments in consumption that should be made since I would like to loose a little weight. Visual representations are attached for reference in the appendix.


My recorded protein intake was 180 grams. When compared with the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) recommendation of 46 grams, there is a one hundred and 34 gram difference. The foods that I recorded that provide a source of protein are: ham, pork bacon, salmon, tuna, egg, and almonds. My protein intake is too high. I would have to replace some of my source of proteins with fruits and vegetables to keep other nutrients in balance.

Complete and Incomplete Proteins

According to (, animal sources of protein are eggs, fish, poultry, and meat. This is because they contain all the amino acids that are essential to the body. They are essential because the body cannot produce them on its own. This means that the eggs, salmon, tuna, ham, pork bacon in my diet is complete. Almonds are a plant source and are considered incomplete because they contain only part of the amino acids the human body needs. (Eating, 2006) There is not another incomplete source of protein in my diet to complement the almonds. However, the necessity does not exist to include a complimentary protein food because I ingest two sources of complete protein. The protein in meats is considered complete because it contains all amino acids unlike proteins obtained from vegetable sources that do not...