Monday, September 17, 2012
So last week I set out to track my nutrient intake:
I found that I was within range for sodium
Above range for protein on most days
Within range for carb
Within or Above range for sugars
Within or Above range for fats
Below range for fiber
Most of this makes sense as I try to eat more protein dense meals. Carbs *can* be a trigger for me in certain forms so I try to eat in moderation. Admittedly, I usually ignore fat intakes (e.g. full or partial fat cheeses instead of skim) but that doesn't mean I go overboard.
What was really surprising was the sugar reading- it's confusing because does it mean just added sugars or sugars within foods? I believe that on nutrition labels, what's listed is total sugar- including non-added. So then it makes sense because I tend to have fruit for breakfast. Anyway, I'll continue to keep tracking this and see if I can get the sugars down, and maybe eat different fruit like apples to get the fiber up.