The Elusive Vitamins and Nutrients! How Vexing!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
How successful are you with getting all your main nutrients and vitamins each day? One of the reasons I only track through SparkPeople as opposed to some of the other online tracking sites, is that they track more than just calories, fat, carbs, protein, fiber, and sugars. SP really helps me see what vitamins and nutrients I need to focus on increasing or decreasing in my daily diet.
For example, through SP, I see that I consistently run below the minimum daily recommendations for Vitamins A/D/E, fiber, iron, and often even for calcium. Those are pretty darn important! One of my nutrition drinks has helped me meet the daily goal for both B Vitamins and C but the 21 grams of sugar in it is making me look for other options. Even when I think I’ve done well with eating great with lots of veggies and whole grains and lean meats, I see that I’ve yet again fallen below the minimum. I know that using the SP Meal Plans is a great tool for remedying this trend and perhaps even resorting to multi-vitamin supplements but I would like to hear from you. Are you finding it a challenge to get all your recommended stuff in? What are you doing to try to meet them?