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Author Micah Cambre

Reference Daily Intake

Upon doing some research about gaining muscle mass, I came across the Reference Daily Intake (RDI). Interestingly, I’ve never really thought much about it but now that I’m doing some weight training and exercising, I think it’s more important for me to know this kind of info.

Total Fat grams (g) 65 Saturated fatty acids grams (g) 20 Cholesterol milligrams (mg) 300Sodium milligrams (mg) 2400 Potassium milligrams (mg) 2000 Total carbohydrate grams (g) 300Fiber grams (g) 25Protein grams (g) 50

It’s based upon a 2000 calorie/day diet. This makes me wonder what kind of diet I have based upon this recommendation. What this intake reference doesn’t point out is how much or little exercise is assumed with this diet. Because I think blindly saying 2000 calories/day on with any exercise (even if that’s none day after day) is fallible. Not only that, but all humans have different metabolism rates. So to say that one fits all really isn’t a good practice. Hopefully people who use something like this don’t follow something like this strictly. Which also could explain why people who go on silly diets never lose weight.

Fast Food Stats

I absolutely LOVE to eat my Del Taco tacos, especially on Tuesday because I can eat three soft tacos for a buck! A whole meal generally can costs anywhere between $2-3 easily, though if I was hungry enough, I’m sure I could spend more. I think their soft tacos are superior to Taco Bell tacos anyday. It’s too bad that there wasn’t a Del Taco in Houston when I was growing up because they would have received more of my money than Taco Bell when I was hungry for fast food Mexican.

It turns out that my fast food habits are good, at least according to how unhealthy everything is. I’ve recently decided to not continue to eat as many french fries. I know how bad they are for me and will order a burger or two rather than burgers and fries. Well, after consulting a very interesting website about fast food facts, I found out that I’m only marginally eating better.

Sure, the point of eating fast food isn’t for health reasons; it’s for convenience and taste. But, my only argument to make for my reasoning would be that eating healthy(ier) is a lifestyle choice, not a diet decision. I’m not overweight and really do not want to be so I choose to watch what I eat. Every decision I make is going to help me with that. Until I find motivation to exercise more regularly, my eating habits are really gonna be the only factor in my weight.

Here are some more interesting food statistics sites: