What Am I Eating: Diet Analysis
Welcome to Eo3’s Nutritional Correction Program! Nobody likes to count calories and run around with a food journal writing everything down that goes into their body…BUT…do you even know what you are eating?? If you are overweight, do you ever wonder why? If you are thin, do you think that means you are healthy? Being born with a fast or slow metabolism could be viewed as your blessing or your curse. I do not mean that fast is good and slow is bad. Having a fast metabolism can lead you to beleive that you are “healthy” becasue you don’t have a fat stomach. Good enough for you, right?? Well, I encourage everyone to KNOW what your are eating, UNDERSTAND the effects of what you are eating, and CONTROL what you are eating.
We are simply going to do some diet analysis of your current eating habits. Like I said, nobody likes to count calories. However, I am only only asking you to do it for SEVEN days. Seven days of counting calories to find out your current health condition and you will have a weeks worth of diet analysis. It may sound like an annoying task, but we both know you probably eat basically the same thing everyday so it’s really just one day of counting calories and six days of copy paste.
How do I start my diet analysis?
I’m glad you asked. No diet analysis would be complete without a calorie counter. First, you can use the calorie counter I have provided below. If you do not like this one, there are plenty of sites out there that provide more complex calorie counters. You may need a small pad or piece of paper to write down the nutritional info of your diet. All I want you to get is CALORIES, FAT, CARBS, and PROTEIN. The rest of the work will be done for you.
Now that you have the info on a day’s worth of calories, lets input it into the “What Am I Eating” diet analysis Spreadsheet provided below. You have to download the sheet to use it. Enter in all of the food that you ate for the day. Once you have accomplished this, look at the pie chart and the summary area. What does you Pie Chart look like??? As you will see next to the percentages their are 3 different types of dietary requirments listed. The Paleo Diet, The Zone Diet, and simply the FDA’s recommendation for a 2,000 calorie diet (I highly discourage listening to the FDA).
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Let excel do the Diet Analysis for you.
Sometimes it helps to have an actual visual representation of your diet. In this process you are able to quickly compare what your diet looks like to Paleo, Zone, and what the government recommends.