Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Yesterday I knew I was going to be on the road at dinner time. I hadn't had a KFC chicken dinner in probably at least a year so I looked it up for calories and found that the whole meal was way more calories than I wanted to "spend" on it. I still wanted the meal so I compromised. I ate the chicken minus the skin and ate half the potatoes and gravy. I gave the biscuit to my husband and threw away the cole slaw which is way too sweet for me.
On the way home my husband wanted to stop at Sonic for a shake because it was after 8PM and they are half price at that time. I agreed but said I only wanted part of one and drank about one quarter of a 14 oz chocolate shake.
I went home and did my nutrition tracking and I had easily stayed within my calories but had fallen woefully short in the fruit and vegetable department. I did have two fruits and one vegetable yesterday but that was all. I guess the point of all this is yes, we can indulge in things like fast food occasionally and still stay within our calorie range, but obviously our nutrition will suffer. At 1200 calories a day it is basically impossible to get all the fiber, protein, minerals, and vitamins anyway and eating fast food on a fairly regular basis would really add to the problem besides adding a lot of additional fat. I did enjoy my meal and am not sorry I did it but will not be tempted to do it again anytime soon. Sometimes we just have to give in to a craving. Obviously others do the same or I wouldn't have found them on the search to add them into my nutrition tracker.