Friday, August 17, 2012
Sometimes it's quite a revelation once you start recording your nutrition. You find out just how bad your eating habits have been.
I restarted tracking my food, as accurately as possible, just a few weeks ago after a long break. Now of course, I'm eating much less and beginning to lose weight very slowly, but I find I'm not getting anywhere near enough calcium. I might have been getting a more acceptable amount back when I was eating far too much, but for me, it's a special concern. I had a complete hysterectomy when I was 25, and apart from a few years of hormone replacement, I've been essentially post-menopausal for over two decades. So if I am not careful, I could lose bone density and become fragile.
The good thing is that now, I know about the problem. I figure, better late than never. According to my reading, I should be getting 1200-1500 mg of calcium every day, and it looks like I usually get about a half to two-thirds of what I need. So I've marched out and purchased a calcium supplement (also containing Vitamin D, magnesium, and some other minerals) and I'm going to take one every day.
I started yesterday. Problem solved, I hope!