Wednesday, January 09, 2013
when I'm tracking foods, I make such different choices?
Yes, IT WORKS!!! I'm not only tracking the nutrients that SP automatically tracks, but I've also added Calcium (which is so important to us women over 40!) and sodium.
I STRUGGLE to get enough Calcium. So, many of my snacks and desserts are to make sure I reacy my daily minimum!
And, I know that prepackaged foods often causes my sodium to get too high, so I avoid most of those. (Though it is sure easier to eat a 'lean' microwave meal then to cook a soup or casserole and try to figure out the calories!)
I also really change how I snack when I'm tracking. Usually, my snacks are cereal or fruit bars. When I'm tracking, I switch to Greek yogurt, nuts, fruit, even milk (to get some extra calcium!)
And, the other big change... is that my SIDES change... I haven't had chips since I started tracking again - it just doesn't help me meet my calcium & protein goals (I also struggle with hitting the protein minimum) and it sure hurts the sodium area. It's just pretty much empty calories! Instead, I had half a cucumber with the peel alongsinde my tuna sandwich and cup of milk today. And, it's YUMMY!
What about you? How does tracking change what you eat?