Thursday, November 15, 2012
My eating overall is pretty good. 2-3 servings of low-fat dairy. Lean proteins. Getting two servings of fruits and vegetables is not a problem. I bring my lunch to work most mornings. Sure I eat out a few times a week, but my choices have been more sensible in recent years.
So why have I gained 15-20 pounds over the past 6 months? As I thought about it, it became clear. Two issues:
- I eat absolutely no vegetables to speak of.
- I snack on junk food all day at work (chips, candy, etc.)
The vegetables issue is straight forward. I need to eat more and Iím working on it. I will blog about it next week.
I had a real eye opener about 3 days ago. I decided to track my actual caloric intake of junk food. Just junk food. I assumed a large number, but had no idea.
1550 calories!! Again, just sugary and salty snacks.
So for the past couple of days, Iíve been trying to take in a few less calories each day. Today I finished at 1330. I will continue to try to go down 20-30 calories every day or so until Iím at the 500-600 calories a day. 2-4 ounces of dark chocolate is healthy and a small bag of chips every other day or so wonít kill me. High as 600 calories of junk sounds, that was what I was eating when I was below 200 pounds.
For now, we taper. So far so good. Weíll see how it goes.
- TD Out!