Monday, April 22, 2013
I'm running into the same problem I ALWAYS run into when things seem to be going well. And I have yet to find a solution. NUMBER ISSUES! I not only have to control my calories for weight loss but it's also important for me to limit my carbs, protein and sodium for various health reasons. It usually proves difficult to get the numbers to line up where I need them to.
Carbs 100-120 grams minus the fiber
Sodium under 1500 mg I usually end up with 2000-2400
Protein under 75 grams
So I end up where I am now eating the same types of things every week. I tend to stay with what I know works because every time I try to think outside the box the numbers end up all over the place.
For example, I tried to add a Tuna Fish Sandwich on Whole Wheat into my meal plan today and well, my sodium count went up to 2800. So I took some other items away and my carb count went down to 90 and my calories dropped to 998. I can't win!
I'm going to do some research on line today and see if I can find some meal plans that I can add to my existing plan for some variation. I need variety! I just don't know how to get it without unraveling the numbers. I have eaten the same Turkey, Mozzarella Cheese and Spinach Sandwich on Whole Wheat for lunch for a week now, and it's getting old.