Friday, December 21, 2012
I had the best of intentions this morning when I decided to stop at the supermarket salad bar and get fruit for breakfast. I got a few pieces of pineapple, five strawberries and five blackberries. Just as I was closing my container I looked at the end of the salad bar and they have dried banana chips, trail mix and nuts. I see the cashews and I think that would really be a good source of fat and protein to balance out my breakfast. I know they are calorie loaded so I only get 1/4 cup. I get to work and begin writing my loot into my food journal ( I also had a small banana). I go to caloriecounter.net to get the nutritional info on the cashews and nearly fall out of my chair when I see that the 1/4c or basically 2 Tb of nuts I ate was 197 calories! I don't think there is any possible way it could have been that many calories. I got sooo little. It amazes me that I could have had 24 almonds for less than that. I am staying away from them here on out.
I am a bit frustrated with my tummy. In the last 7-10 pounds I have lost, I haven't lost barely anything in my tummy. I keep measuring and it is staying the same. I do a lot of cardio (Zumba, HIIT training) and I thought cardio and aerobic exercise is what burned belly fat. I have read in multiple places that you don't trim the tummy with situps and crunches when you still have a lot of visceral fat over the ab muscles-its pointless. But how do I get rid of that fat??? My neck, collarbone and shoulders are getting all shredded and toned up and then I just have this mound of belly and trim legs.
Before I go I want to leave you with a funny: