Friday, April 13, 2012
I'm tracking my calories again. Not because I think I'm eating too much...
I'm worried I'm not eating enough.
Without cheese and sugar, I'm eating mostly vegetables, nuts and soy protein. I figured out that yesterday that I only had around 1000 calories by 8 o'clock pm. I had to toss together a quick omelet and drink a glass of orange juice just to get me close to 1500 calories, have enough carbs, and give some protein. I'm not worried about vitamins as much as I'm on a pretty good supplement.
Let me repeat, I am not deliberately restricting calories. I've just cut out sugar and dairy. That such a decrease in calories is occurring from just those two changes really indicates how much of those types of foods I've been eating. I calculated I was eating 2500-3000 or so calories a day before "the shift," doing some quick math...I was eating 1500 calories of dairy and sugar. FIFTEEN HUNDRED CALORIES.
Today, I'm trying to be more conscientious and eat more. I had an eggo waffle with soy butter (my oldest has a peanut allergy so we don't really keep peanut butter on hand) and a drizzle of honey along with a glass of orange juice. Grand total for breakfast? 272 calories.
Lunch was better. I ran over to First Watch and bought an egg white omelet (no cheese, stuffed with veggies) a plain english muffin, a fruit bowl and a glass of orange juice...559 calories.
So, I still have around 700 calories to play with tonight. But with my self-imposed restrictions I think it will be hard to meet that number.
I said in my last video blog that I would check to see if yogurt really was lactose free. It isn't lactose free but the live cultures do convert most of the lactose into lactase. So there you have it. This only applies to PLAIN yogurt, as all those flavors add a bunch of sugar.