Looking at my research of the Military Diet, it is important to eat the amount of calories that you are recommended to eat. For a women, it is highly recommended that you must eat 2,000 calories a day to keep up energy, and to have a healthy system. However, the military diet only gives you less than half of those calories a day. Comparing my diet to the military diet made me realize how good of a diet I actually have.
Although I do focus on eating healthy, this diet analysis really helped me get a good look at my health, and how I was eating. I eat pretty well, but I realized I was missing a couple of vital nutrients, and aspects in my diet. MyPlate.org let me see how many calories I have a day. I actually received less calories than the amount recommended. My diet differs from a normal person’s, since I am a vegetarian. Since I do not eat meat, I had an insufficient amount of protein. Although my diet consisted of beans, oatmeal, and eggs, those just did not supply the amount of protein that meat offers. I also do not eat much dairy, since I drink almond milk. Milk does not settle in my stomach correctly.
This analysis made me take action on my diet. I am starting to rotate out of my vegetarianism. I realized that since I am very active, I need to eat more protein. I do not eat red meat, but I started to eat more lean meats like chicken, and I also eat fish now. I am mostly a vegetarian, and do not eat a great amount of meat, but I need it. Also, I am starting to eat more greek yogurt to increase my intake of calcium, and protein. I also realized I need to get more fluids in my body, and I need to correct my portions, since I am very inconsistent with how much I eat.
Here is an infograph I created to give you a better look at how to have a better diet: