Monday, February 18, 2013
I'm going back to something I used to do that seemed to work for me. I begin my daily food tracking with my evening meal. So my day consists of dinner, then breakfast, then lunch. My thought is that my evening meal is my "social" meal with my husband. He often cooks and it's generally the biggest meal of the day.
Now we've discussed cutting back in the evenings and keeping it really simple (some protein & veggies) but before you know it we're eating those heavier evening meals again.
So....I track that meal to start my day. Then if I do go slightly over where I prefer to be, or add a couple of glasses of wine shared with friends that evening I am more easily able to compensate through breakfast and lunch. Generally, I'm eating those on my own (I work from home) so I can have a simple bowl of Cheerios or a lean cuisine with added veggies for lunch to compensate for my slight overindulgence.
It seems to work for me. I tried this past month to start tracking with breakfast and I found that I continued to eat more than the calories I had set aside for that evening meal with my husband at my side. So I'm back to my own day - that's evening, then breakfast and winding up at lunch! It just seems easier to keep within my 1500 calories a day using this method.
Am I the only one?