So today was a bad combination. I went to lunch with my boyfriend and (1) I was really hungry and (2) we went to my favorite Mexican place, so I really overate. The food tracker doesn't carry the specific dish I ate, but based on my best calorie estimates, I only have about 200 or so left for dinner to still be in range, so I brought to work with me a banana and a dressing-less salad of romaine lettuce, baby carrots and celery. My question is: Is this the right thing to do? When I overeat during the day and have few calories left for dinner, should I have a VERY light dinner and stay in range or should I shrug off the big meal, eat a healthy but normal-sized dinner and go over my calorie range for the day?
Not sure if it matters, but I'm 5 foot 0 and need to lose only six more pounds to reach my goal weight. My range is 1,200-1,500 based on 40 minutes of cardio five days a week with some strength training thrown in when I can. (I set my own calorie range, SparkPeople had it a little higher but I felt that was too much).
Thanks in advance everyone!!