Friday, June 15, 2012

What I Eat - A Typical Day

I've been meticulously keeping up with my food journal for the past 4 weeks. It has helped me stay in control of my eating and I must say I am completely obsessed with it. It is always with me, even if I'm not going somewhere that I plan on eating anything. Last week the gym took our journals from us for one day to review them and pick who had the best journal and I about went nuts!  Sure I wrote down what I ate and my calories on a piece of paper, but it's just not as fun as when you're writing in a pre-planned spiral bound journal that is designed for that specific purpose!
Because I am trying to lose weight, I have limited myself to no more than 1200 calories a day. Even doing this and exercising doesn't make the weight fall off because I really only need to lose probably 5-10 more pounds and it is DIFFICULT! I try very hard to get as close to 1200 a day as possible because I do not want to eat too FEW calories, which would end up having the opposite effect than what I am shooting for. However some days I eat and eat and eat, but at the end of the day, I'm still 100-200 calories under that 1200 limit.

Part of this is because I am cooking low calorie foods, so although I'm eating a lot, the calorie count remains low.

For example, here is what I logged in my food journal yesterday. I am also linking anything possible to a source so you can find the recipes yourself! (Note: I don't think the links are changing color for some reason, so just place your mouse over them) They are all so yummy!
  • 9:15 a.m.
    • 2 pieces Nature's Own sugar free whole wheat toast: 100 cal
    • 1 Tbsp regular Jiff Creamy Peanut Butter: 90 cal
  • 11:30 a.m. 
    • 1/2 cup fruit pudding: 75 cal
      • 1 20oz can pineapple tidbits
      • 1 cup sliced strawberries
      • 1 large sliced banana
      • 1 big package sugar free vanilla pudding mix
        • pour pineapple tidbits in a bowl (with all the juice) and stir in the pudding mix. Fold in your chosen fruit. Refrigerate and enjoy!
  • 1:15 p.m.
  • 3:45 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 9:00 p.m.


Cake Batter Dip!!

Monterey Chicken

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas
So there you have what I eat on a typical day (actually that is what I had yesterday). I'm generally a little closer to 1200, but for some reason yesterday I was under. You can see that I eat a lot and I eat every few hours (minus that time between my mid-afternoon snack and dinner. That's when I'm at the gym). Although it isn't that many calories, I am NEVER hungry! If I start to get a little grumble, it's time for a snack anyway!

I hope you all got some great ideas from this post! If you feel out of control of your eating, I highly encourage you to keep a food journal!!


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