Write down everything you eat and drink for one day. Include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. You do not need to write down water as it has no calories. If you drink alcohol, you need to add the amount as alcohol does have calories.
You will need to create a free account when you are ready to analyze your food intake.
Click on the Cronometer Link to enter your 1-day food intake.
To create your account, click the green “Sign up for Free” tab. Enter your email (you may use your college email if you don’t want to use your personal email). Create and confirm a password and write it down. Enter the information for “Your Body Type.” Then, click the box for “I agree to the cronometer.com Terms of Service.
You may then begin adding your food by clicking the “ADD FOOD” tab. Type a food into the search box and find the closest choice from the list. Continue adding until all the food you consumed for the day has been added.
You will need to save and submit the analysis as part of this assignment. (20 Points)
If you need help, click on the help tab and refer to the users manual.
Once you have finished adding all of your foods, scroll through the Nutrient Target Summaries.
By default, Cronometer set each nutrient to the recommended values as set by the DRI nutrition standards. The basic idea for these targets is to get at least 100% of the minimum value each day to have good nutrition. For nutrients that have a maximum, it is recommended to not exceed the maximum value.
Bars colored in yellow mean you have not yet reached your minimum target
Bars colored in green mean you have met the minimum target and not yet exceeded your maximum target.
Bars colored in red mean you have exceeded your maximum target.
You can mouse over a bar to see the top contributors from your diary on that day to meet this specific target.
Answer the following questions and submit them along with your saved Cronometer food analysis.
1. How many calories did you consume? (4 Points)
2. What percentage of Carbohydrates, Lipids (fats), and Protein did you consume? (12 Points)
3. Referring back to the foods you consumed the day of the analysis, what are two changes you can make to improve your nutritional intake? (9 Points)