Monday, April 6, 2009

Food Diary - Day One Results

What I ate:
33 oz water
1000 mg Vitamin C tablet
Activia peach yogurt
Sandwich (potato bread, oven roasted chicken deli meat, smoked provolone, tomato, mustard, mayo)
Reduced fat Cheez-its
Bacon and acorn squash bread pudding

How it added up (percentages are of recommended daily intake):
Calorie Daily Value 1266 85% Calories from fat 403.4 90%
Total Fat 45 90%

Saturated Fat 18 350%

Cholesterol 343 114%

Sodium 3635 151%

Potassium 346 10%

Total Carbohydrate 151 81%

Dietary Fiber 11 44%

Sugars 25 39%

Protein 64 86%

Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 1677%
Calcium 81%
Iron 47%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 0%
Thiamin 20%
Riboflavin 15%
Niacin 8%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Folate 16%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Biotin 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0%
Phosphorus 0%
Iodine 0%
Magnesium 4%
Zinc 4%
Copper 0%

Overall, I did fairly well on caloric intake. I usually eat a lot more at dinner, which represented about half of my caloric intake for the day. What I didn't realize was how hard it is to stay within the recommended amounts of saturated fats, cholesterol, and sodium! While this may have something to do with the bacon I added to the bread pudding, everything else contains fairly high levels of all three of these "no-no" ingredients. My sandwich alone satisfied my saturated fat intake for the day.

Also, I already knew this, but measuring the actual amounts of water I drink reinforced my knowledge that I do not drink enough. My recommended intake is about 51 oz. It's now 10:30 pm and I have almost 20 oz to go to meet that! Of course, I don't want to be up all night running to the bathroom so I think I'll just try to do better tomorrow. ;P

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