Day 4 of tracking my actual food calories and it's been a huge eye opener! I especially love the app on the ipod, it has a little bar showing me where to "stop". So far things have been good, though I'm really watching what I eat, which I've come to realize is considerably less than I would normally eat. Today for example. Breakfast consisted of 1 cup all bran, 1 cup skim milk and a glass of orange juice. I had a mid morning snack...1 clementine and 10 roasted almonds. Lunch was a cup of baby spinach, 1 cup of mixed canned beans (I love them!) and 1 tbsp. of my favourite dressing. For dinner I'm having a Curried Spinach and Pea Soup, 1/2 naan and a Cucumber Peanut Salad, and a glass of skim milk. That's it...in fact eating all that my caloric count for the day is slightly over but I plan to walk my thirty minutes and then I'll be left with a few calories to play with if I should decide to do so.
I'm not really eating much in the way of grains and I know those are important to a healthy diet. Tomorrow I'll have rice for dinner and I suppose the bran and naan count for today. I think next time I'll sprinkle some wheat germ or something on my salad or perhaps the chia seeds I bought but am afraid to eat? As I said before, I'm not at all in favour of a no-carb diet but I really do feel so good when I avoid them...or at least when I limit what I do eat. My head feels clearer and it's just "too" easy to follow my plan. I hate to say that, but honestly no cravings again today! No coffee. No sugar. Less bread.
Maybe I'm on to something?
Work tomorrow. I need to plan my meals and snacks tonight so I'm prepared. I also need to make a point of having snacks between my meals. I'll take a protein smoothie in the morning and maybe I'll cut my lunch a little short so I can take a little break mid afternoon for some carrots and nuts. All in all I'm pretty confident the day will go well!!! I'll let you know!
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