Monday, August 11, 2014
Sunday was another good day completely on plan. I've made some interesting observations about what I've seen on my nutrition tracker.
I am over my target for fat. I am using a LOT of olive oil where I would normally use a cooking spray. That adds a lot of calories but I guess it's just the nature of the beast. In response to this I'm trying to limit avocado and nuts and other fats.
On the positive side, my sodium intake is VERY low. Just cutting out processed diet foods -- Progresso light soups, reduced-calorie bread & buns, no-fat cottage cheese, canned beans and vegetables, etc. has reduced my sodium to "target levels" for the first time. EVER! I'm doing the happy dance about that!
The Avocado Ranch dressing has turned out to be great on EVERYTHING except salad! I've had it on my oven fries, on my salmon, on a baked potato and on veggies. VERY tasty.
Yesterday I made ghee for the first time. I'm not sure I boiled the butter long enough but I skimmed off the milk solids and I'm calling it "good enough". The good news is that 1 tsp. of it keeps my eggs from sticking to the pan WAY better than the olive oil did.
This whole way of eating is a work in progress, but I feel very satiated and never feel the need to snack, which is pretty amazing. Yesterday I ate 1,530 calories which was still under my target since we walked/jogged 7 miles in the morning.
Here's what I ate on Sunday:
Breakfast: two eggs, 2 links turkey sausage, 1 peach, 2 cups diced watermelon
Lunch: 6 oz. chicken salad mixed with 10 oz. cooked chopped broccoli
Dinner: Salmon topped with avocado ranch dressing, roasted cauliflower, roasted yellow squash and a baked potato.
So far so good! Spark on!