Calorie Counting Confusion
Monday, July 15, 2013
Day 14 stats:
Does anyone else ever overestimate their calories? I found myself putting in that I "binged" on chips today, and the calories said it was 640 calories, and since I felt bad about eating them I figured it must be right. Then getting the actual bag, I read that 1 oz is actually 10 chips at 160 calories. I can tell you that I did not eat even 20 chips. So my calculations were way, way, off. I think I need to learn my ounces.
On the other hand, I often find myself wondering if I am underestimating my calories. Some days, I'll put my calories in the tracker and it comes out to some ridiculously low calorie count like 700 and I know that I am not starving or anything. So then I go back through and purposely over estimate my calories to boost UP my count because I know there is no way in hell that I only ate 700 calories, and compensate by adding an extra 100-200 per meal to compensate for SOMETHING I must have made an error on.
It's all very confusing. But here's what I do know, in the past week I have only lost .2 of a pound. So whatever the issue is, I need to correct it because I need to see changes. This weight thing can not go on forever.