Diet and Activity Plan SCI/220

Essay by njg429University, Bachelor'sB, June 2008

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Reflecting on the past several weeks in this Human Nutrition class and the 3 Food Journal Analysis' that I completed I notice a great change in my eating habits. My overall thought is that it does not take brain surgery to eat healthy. Better yet, it is simply a common sense approach to food that is not hard to live with, once I get used to it. These past 5 weeks have enlightened and educated me to the point where I can make a serious difference in my health and well being.

Three Important Things I Learned Regarding Nutritional HabitsFollow Nutritional LabelsNutrition labels are on food products for a reason. Before this class I rarely observed them. However, from this class I have learned that food labels are designed to help me make healthy choices for me and my family. Nutritional labels were designed by the Government as guidelines were so people can make choices on what they eat not to mention for informational purposes such as, indications of vitamin and mineral contact for the product.

SupplementsFor years I have taken some form of supplement in my diet. In my twenties, I ate poorly and led an unhealthy lifestyle. I remember feeling sluggish most times and began to take vitamins daily and noticed a change. As the years passed, I continued to take the vitamins because it was a habit. After becoming involved in this class and learning what many had to say about supplements, I decided that if I ate the recommend daily food intake according to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines, such as, at least 2 cups of fruit, 2 ½ cups of vegetables, 3 servings of calcium rich foods and 3 servings of whole grains, I would not need to take all the vitamins that I was...