Hi everyone, I'm 25, female, from England.
I have always tried to eat healthily but for 2011 I want to change my diet further. I want to cut down on grains and sugar and eat more raw foods. I am not going to get too strict with this but definitely want it in the back of my mind. My aim is to eat at least 50% raw food with every meal.
I am using FitDay to make sure I keep track of the vitamins and minerals I eat. Also, my diet is not to lose weight, so I want to make sure I get enough calories.
I have noticed whenever I use FitDay however that I can never get enough calories, vitamin E and iron. For instance, today I have only eaten just over 1000 calories, and I am already at my levels for all the vitamins and minerals (way over, for some)! Yet, despite eating spinach, almonds, oils, etc., I am only on half the recommended amount for both vitamin E and iron. How on earth can I get these levels up without going overboard on other elements? For instance if I have enough almonds to sort my vitamin E, I am at crazy levels with some minerals, let alone fat!
Also, any idea on how to eat more calories without overdoing my vitamins too? I think I need to eat more!