Tuesday, April 17, 2007
So far, so good! I've been a good girl today. I saw the nutritionist and it's all things I've already been doing. Except she wants me to eat 2000 calories a day. I don't think that is going to happen. I'm comfortable staying at or under 1500 a day right now and don't want to up the ante at the moment. I treated myself when I got in from work to a banana smoothie, it was easy to make, healthy and delicious. Basically I made my own concoction - a banana, a cup and a half of skim milk, a few spoonfuls of plain yogurt and a pinch of brown sugar. It was tasty and left me feeling satisfied. Best part is that it was only 250 calories. That is one thing the nutritionist stressed to me - it's not about the fat, the carbs, etc, it's about the calories. Calories make you fat. There are 3500 calories in a pound. It's no wonder I'm such a blimp. I was probably eating 3500 calories or more a day without even realizing it. I did some research on my former favorite fast food meal and was sickened by how much nastiness I was sticking in my body!
A McD's Double Cheeseburger has 440 calories! And I'd eat two! And a fry (380 calories), and a medium coke (210 calories). My lunch alone was almost 1500 calories!!! That is less then I am consuming in one day now! It's no wonder I've lost so much weight already!!
I think putting it all into perspective has really been the most helpful part of all this. I never looked at labels, worried about calories, etc. Now that I am it's a huge wakeup call.
The nutritionist also suggested keeping my biggest meal of they day no more then 500 calories. She said that anything over that goes to storage, in storage meaning fat cells.
For dinner, I ate a roasted chicken breast, some broccoli and about a 1/4 of a sweet potato. It was yummy and I stayed right at 1300 calories today. Yippee!