one thing you may want to try focusing on is portion sizes of different foods. a serving of bread should be an ounce. a serving of cheese is an ounce. most fruits and veggies are in the 3-5oz range per serving. meats are 3-4 oz. so if you make note of things like this you can remember and have one serving of bread instead of five and that will help you keep in range for your calories.
I went to a meeting at 4 PM today, to pray about helping to organize a women's only retreat. Well, I knew that I had to be careful what I ate, as everybody was bring some kind of snack. I took a veggie tray and a fruit tray that I picked up at Kroger. I even took my food scale with me, so I could weigh everything. I wrote down how many pieces I had, plus the grams and the ounces, as I wasn't sure how it would be listed on sparkpeople and MFP. I weighed everything I ate, which wasn't much. The other ladies asked me why I weighing my food. They asked if it was because I was diabetic or was it just a weight issue. I told them I was in the process of losing weight and I wanted to be very careful.
This is what I ate:
8.5 grams of celery which was 1 calorie .75 serving of Kroger Country Club Multi Grain Cracker which was 105 calories 2 long baby carrots which was 10 calories 5 oz. of cherry tomatoes which was 47 calories
Now remember, I had no way of telling how many calories were in whatever I ate until I came home and logged it into my diary.
4 oz. pepper jack cheese which was 440 calories 5 oz. of zucchini bread which was 458 calories
Because of these last two ticket items, I went over on my calories!!! It just goes to show me that even though I thought I was eating the right things, there are some snakes in the grass!!!
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