How can eating badly result in a perfect pie chart????
Saturday, March 24, 2007
My pie chart has me totally confused. I ate so-so, with too many carbs and sweets. At least that's what I thought. I actually have a near perfect pie chart. I'm now totally confused re what SP thinks is a healthy balanced day of nutrients.
Fat: 47 - 29.1% - recommendation is 30%
Carb: 199 - 54.9% - rec. is 55%
Protein: 58 - 16% - rec. is 15%
Are you ready for this? This is what my meals consisted of today:
Bkfst - banana bread, coffee with half and half
Lunch - baby carrots, chicken with black beans and rice, an apple
Snack - pear
Snack - small scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream
Dinner - 2 eggs, scrambled, and 2 oatmeal applesauce muffins
Friday is the one day I'll go by the espresso cart on the way to work, and splurge cals on great coffee with half and half, and banana bread (which is lower in cals than the muffins or scones they have). And, when I was out doing my afternoon walk, I succumbed to the temptation of the brand new Ben & Jerry's store, figuring I'll just have a lighter dinner. And thinking, well, I'll focus on fruit today, and have a big salad for vegs tomorrow. Just one of those days we all have sometimes.
But this is not a healthy way to eat!!!!!!!!!! HTF did I get near perfect proportions??????????????????? Why are my proportions way off on the days when I have a whole wheat English muffin with plain yogurt for bkfst; a turkey sandwich (dry) on w.w. bread, carrots, fruit for lunch; snack only on fruit; and have a chicken and grain and veg dinner? Why do I end up with too little fat and too much protein and too many carbs? Or when I have a huge salad with chicken and romaine and fruit for dinner, with real salad dressing - why am I still low on fat? Or the night I had a Caesar salad with beef on top - why was I LOW on fat then?????????
I truly do not get it.
I am committed to eating nutritious, healthful foods. If that results in pie charts that don't meet the recommendations, so be it.
Hmm - unless this means I should eat ice cream every day?