Monday, January 29, 2007
I think I have a mild stomach bug. Last night I could barely sleep, but that's typical for Sunday nights even when I'm feeling healthy. I am down to 164 today and have barely eaten all day. I am finding new ways of using my Nutrition Tracker...
1) Enter a food I'm considering eating, to see if eating it would fit into my daily nutrient totals, before I decide.
2) As part of entering a food before eating it, I can see whether it could be improved...for example, my beans put my daily sodium way too high, so I washed off the sauce. I'm sure I didn't wash off all the salt, but I'm sure I made the beans healthier with at least REDUCED (if not eliminated) salt and sugar.
3) Look at how you're doing so far for the day to see what you need to eat more of the rest of the day...for example, I noticed my fiber was too low so I ate a bunch of beans. I was pleasantly surprised to see the whole can fit easily into my calorie range, and it put me ABOVE my daily needs for fiber.
I know my calcium is low today, but like I said, my stomach feels iffy! Same goes for exercise...I know, I know, easy excuse, but I really do believe I need to take it easy today.