I try not to eat anything without including carbs, fat, and protein. If I'm going to eat an apple, I have some almonds with it. When I eat my cereal, I have yogurt with it (I eat my cereal dry but if you used milk, that'd give you protein). I love a snack of peanut butter on crackers or a slice of whole wheat toast.
I saw a post a while back from Dietician Becky about breaking up your protein requirement throughout the day-- if your minimum is 60 grams, do 10 at breakfast, 20 each for lunch and dinner, and then 10 more for a snack sometime in the day. Total 60. Doesn't seem as hard to plan my food, when I'm breaking up the goal that way. You could do the same for carbs. If your breakfast is usually a little heavier on the carbs, then just make lunch or dinner less carbs to even it out.
I've found that it's a lot easier if I plan my food in advance, rather than just filling in the Nutrition Tracker at the end of the day, with whatever I happened to eat. Left to my own devices, I reckon I'd be way too low on fat and overdo it on the carbs, plus hit and miss on the protein. By planning in advance, I can swap things in and out and come up with a plan that hits all my nutrition goals for the day.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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