Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Huh...I am eating well...staying at the lower end of my calories...and still doing ok. I was off Island one day...those days can be difficult and I don't journal because trying to keep track is not easy...you eat when you can and I am ALWAYS hungry when travelling although I don't always feed that hunger.
I don't find it easy to keep track when I do an "off the cuff" meal, either. I often make a marinade/sauce for certain cuts of meat. I don't use a recipe. I just dump stuff in. If a cut is tough, it gets cut up, then it gets a marinade of yogurt, bbq sauces, Worcestershire sauce, and other things I find in the fridge. I don't measure, I dump. I add onions, garlic and other veggies...then put it in a slow cooker and let it cook. How on earth do you figure out the calories in that? Let alone the servings? Answer is..you don't. You just make a guesstimate on the amount of calories you eat.
Too bad there wasn't a scanner out there that you could pass over a plate of food and it would tell you how many calories you had on your plate. It might not be so good in a fast food place, though!