Fitness: How Much Do You Eat? What Do You Eat?

The USDA recommends that 45%-65% of a person’s daily calories come from carbohydrates, 10%-35% from protein and 20%-35% from fats.

I have never been one to formally take notes on what and how much I eat. That is until the last four weeks. Thank to a new i-Phone app I have been tracking everything.

Here are some observations:

  • Keeping notes helps me realize just how much I eat and what type of food.
  • Keeping notes helps me make wise decisions.
  • Keeping notes helps me stay within a recommended calorie count for the day.
  • Keeping notes helps me say no to bad food loaded with little nutritional value.

Here is something that has surprised me: my food intake for each week has fallen within the recommended guidelines that are stated above. (See chart below)

Let me challenge you to try keeping track of everything you eat for a week and see if doesn’t challenge you to fuel your body with better foods.

Carbohydrates

Protein

Fat

Week 1

50%

20%

30%

Week 2

50%

22%

29%

Week 3

48%

22%

30%

Week 4

45%

26%

29%