Diets NTR 109 My diet is acceptable in the following Macronutrients: dairy group (3 servings), vegetable soup (3 servings), fruit group (4 servings), and starch/grain (7 servings). I take in over 100% RDA for vitamins and mineral (macronutrients) with my diet plus additional vitamin and mineral supplementation (Centrum), vitamin E and Echinachea. I take an average of 33.5g of dietary fiber calories is 112% RDA which is acceptable. According to the analysis of the 3 day food record it says that I consume too much fat (servings) and protein: (147g/ day) which is 253% the RDA. I know that I consume a tremendous amount of protein a day but my dietary goals from project I was to consume enough protein to gain lean body mass through diet and exercise (weights). The reason I consume so much protein is that protein contain amino acids necessary for muscle growth and repair.
I am sure to drink plenty of water gallon a day to relieve stress on my kidneys and other organs from the excess protein. To get enough protein I must consume lots of meat products which can lead to health problems because of cholesterol and fat. In order to get enough protein I supplement with low-fat, high protein, and moderate carbohydrate shakes, flax seed oil caps, and fish oil capsules daily. Protein supplements keep my LDL’s down and give me the protein I need in complete BCAA form while, the flax seed oil and fish oil raise my HDL’s. I think my diet is adequate because I want to gain weight through a complete diet, weight training, and supplementation program. Also, a positive nitrogen balance is necessary in order to gain lean body mass.
*All servings represent an average of 3 days. Science Essays.