OMG...Reality Bites (Continuing my experiment)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Reality struck me hard today. I am tracking my food while I am sticking to my experiment. The weigh in is on Thursday. What I am finding is just how bad my diet is. The majority of my calories are coming from fat and carbs. Now I see why tracking your food is such a successful tool. It lets you know what you are really consuming versus what you think you are consuming. It's a real eye opener.

I am a little disheartened because I actually thought I maintained a pretty good diet. I don't do red meat or even poultry. I try to stay away from bread, I'm not a big fan of it. I try to incorporate fruits and veggies as much as possible, but I guess that really isn't enough. I know that I am a sucker for condiments. BBQ sauce and mayo are used frequently in my house and it looks like I either need to cut back or cut them out completely.

I have my cardio scheduled for tomorrow (1.5 30min mile) and I think I may do an extra session on Wednesday just to attempt to work off all this fat I am apparently consuming. SMH!
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    take it easy , you can do it
    believe in yourself
    3086 days ago
    Fortunately there are many low fat alternatives to the condiments we love!!! Hang in there. Tracking is wonderful and does help one see where there might be problems in the diet. One day, I am going to tackle the sodium issue, but not Good luck!!! emoticon
    3087 days ago
    It's a matter of trade-off's. I like mayo but I would rather have peanut butter in my diet, which is a healthier fat than mayo and has some nutritional value. Mayo has none. I also like whole milk with my cereal so I allow myself one cup a day. Low fat yogurt is a pretty good sub for ice cream, which I can not be trusted with at all! I use olive oil or one pat of butter for pan frying, and I use regular oil and vinegar salad dressings because low fat dressing often has added sugar.

    Keep your servings of these fats to one tablespoon, and when you have mayo, barbeque, or ketchup also keep those to one tablespoon. It gets a little easier to lower your fat intake if you make trade-offs.

    Yes, the nutrition tracker is a real educational tool. I track everything with out fail, even when I fall off the wagon. At least that way if I don't lose I know the reason why.
    3087 days ago
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