Trial run at trusting myself with portion control
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Today I decided to see if I could make breakfast for my DH and myself, without weighing and measuring my portion. I was nervous about it, really, I had thoughts that I would go way over my calories...but worse than that I was concerned that I would really blow my carb and fat counts!
To an average person, like my DH, this sounds insane. But to the average newer healthy eating person this is hopefully quite normal. I hope :)
Well, I decided that eggs, bacon and homemade potatoes was the main menu. Of course when I started preparing the meal I weighed the potatoes before I chopped and cooked them so I could calculate my meal after I ate it. Yes after I ate it. Whew scary!
So I fried the potatoes with onions in olive oil (all measured and noted). Fried 3 strips of bacon. These were shared foods...then for him I fried him 2 eggs with a little butter. I weighed the full amount of potatoes and gave him 3/4's of the gross. While he enjoyed his breakfast I continued cooking mine.
I made an omelete out of 6 tbsp of egg beaters, green pepper, garlic and feta cheese. (these too were all measured).
In the end I ate fried potatoes w/onions, Egg beaters omelet w/green pepper, spinach and feta cheese, and one strip of bacon.
It was yummy - after eating and cleaning up the kitchen I calculated all ingredients and added them to my tracker. I was very happy :) I managed to stay under my minimum calories by 13, under carbs by 4, and best of all under fat by 11!
I am so proud of myself. I figure that eventually I have to learn to trust myself cooking and eating without measuring everything I put in my mouth! After all we are teaching ourselves how to eat properly for the rest of our lives. I feel like I might just have graduated from eating pre-school.
I am going to have another quiz at lunch and the final exam will be dinner. :) Next level is kindergarten.....
Good Luck everyone and eat for better health and a better life!