Healthy Eating Plan Comparison – Essay 4
Healthy Eating Plan Comparison Nafeesha Konate Science/241 April 30, 2011 Dr.
Diane Peffer Healthy Eating Plan Comparison Everyone needs to have a plan of action for almost everything that they do, whether it’s a choice of a college to go to, what kind of career they want to whether they want to eat healthy or not. Eating healthy is very important for your overall health. I have found that having an eating plan is a good thing but you have to have the will power to stick to it or otherwise it goes out the window.This is my comparison to a plan I had put into motion about six weeks ago. Changes That Have Occurred in Nutritional Habits To be more than honest I have not done many of the things that I set forth in my eating plan, it’s sad but true (Konate, 2011). I can say that I did not go to the way I ate before the plan, but still the same I am not meeting my daily requirements per my dietary plan.
I have stuck to the added whole grains as before because I realize that whole grains in the diet are very important for the body to have. Comparison to Healthy Eating Plan from Week OneStated in an earlier eating plan that I would like to add more fruits and vegetables to my diet, I tried this and I was unsuccessful in my attempt (Konate, 2011). I tried to add more fruits such as Apples and bananas but after eating this for a few days I found that I needed something different and I am just picky about what I eat. I love to eat and often times if I eat the same foods over and over again I will not want to eat them anymore. What I decided to do that was different from my original eating plan was to continue to eat the way I was before but in moderation.
I cut back on my fried foods and I cut back on my eating out; instead of grabbing something quick for lunch I would bring my own lunch this way I knew exactly what I was eating and I knew it would be healthy for me. I believe that the reason for me not changing my eating habits is because I find it easier to eat the way I do but only in moderation. Doing this plan has made me more consciences of the choices that I make when I am deciding to eat. Identification of Raised Awareness When Making Food Choices Having an awareness of your healthy and un-healthy food choice is a big step in having and maintaining a good healthy life style.Before I started this class I was aware that I was not making healthy food choices so I gradually began changing the way I eat and instead of calling it a diet I called it a lifestyle modification. I included my husband in on this change and he has responded well to the changes he has lost ponds in two months and this is just by cutting out soda.
My personal results have not been that dramatic but a subtle change has occurred. I have learned that instead of eating a doughnut for breakfast I should have a bagel or something with fewer calories.I have also learned that I should eat slower and chew more, because it takes the brain 20 min to make you think that you are full so the slower you eat the brain will catch up to your stomach. This is something that I learned from my nutritionist. When making food choices it is very important to understand that healthy is the way to go, think about the food choice that you make on a day to day basis if you made bad food choices everyday it will catch up to you.
I have put a plan into motion and so far it has helped me make some changes in my eating habits.I have made these choices to make my health better for my children and my family. Eating healthy is very important for your health and all over well being. When you choose to eat fruits and vegetables over cakes and pies you have made a wonderful choice. The saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away is so very true. Fruits and vegetables lead to a person that is healthy and can lead a very long life.
So with this being said make sure to always make healthy food choices or eat they way you have but in moderation. References Konate, N. (2011). Healthy Eating Plan