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SP Foodtracking Ah Ha Moments and what I ate today


Thursday, June 06, 2013

Hi All! I came up with an idea when I was tracking my food this morning. I decided to input my main plan for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

It looked like this:
Breakfast: fluffy flax waffle

Lunch: "Wendy's" healthy chocolate shake

Dinner: South Beach Diet "Chock-full-of-veggies Chili"

After noticing that I had about 650 calories remaining
in the day, I then added and condiments I thought I would have. To breakfast I added 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil (which at room temp is the consistency of butter and a very healthy substitute), 1 Tablespoon fruit spread and 1/3 cup fresh berries.

I thought I should have something more with lunch so I added some meat and cheese and also an afternoon snack.

It now looked like this:
Breakfast: fluffy flax waffle, 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 Tablespoon fruit spread and 1/3 cup fresh berries

Lunch: "Wendy's" healthy chocolate shake, 2oz smoked turkey breast, 1 oz. lite muenster cheese

Snack: 17 almonds


Dinner: South Beach Diet "Chock-full-of-veggies Chili"


I liked this idea because basically you first calculate what your main food will be, then you have an idea of any extras you can have. The realization that I needed to fit more vegetables into the plan brought me to make my meat and cheese a lettuce roll up for lunch. Lots of veggies in the dinner will hopefully cover me the rest of the way for today. I have about 220 calories remaining, so I will keep in mind what I am going to add along the way.

Here is the final draft. I'll have to add 220 calories more but will figure that part out on the fly:

Breakfast: fluffy flax waffle, 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 Tablespoon fruit spread and 1/3 cup fresh berries

Lunch: "Wendy's" healthy chocolate shake, 2oz smoked turkey breast, 1 oz. lite muenster cheese, 1 large red lettuce leaf, slice of tomato and red onion, 1/2 tbs mayo.

Snack: 17 almonds


Dinner: South Beach Diet "Chock-full-of-veggies Chili'




I like the idea of planning early and checking to be sure you have the right amount of calories, veggies and protein and that everything is balanced out well. This will help me when I start adding in more grains as well because once I start that I want it at every meal. Additionally, I can change it as I go if I get to a meal and I want something different or different quantity, and I will be able to see if I can afford it or not.

Thanks for reading, and let me know what you think! What tracking ideas have worked for you? Do you plan ahead?
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SPEEDY143 6/10/2013 4:20PM

    emoticon idea but what's a "Wendy's" healthy chocolate shake????

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/6/2013 4:07PM

    I almost always do this to see where my calories are.

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