Reprise of the Calorie Chase
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This has been another day when I just can't get myself even to the bottom of my calorie range, even though I had half a blueberry cake donut this afternoon. It's strange...
I tried something new today, fixing up a can of Blue Runner No Salt Added Creole Cream Style Navy Beans. Really looking for ways to cut out the salt, and have quick-fix, protein-rich "lunches" to bring to work, that won't kill me on sodium.
Anyway...added that to brown rice and made a meal. Well, technically, I made 2 1/2 meals. I took one with me to work, and it was filling. That's about the best I can say for it, even though I doctored it up with garlic, onion, cumin, parsley, cayenne...... No salt...ugh.
Then, I get home and my roommates have cooked. Guess what they cooked? Cream-style Navy Beans! I'm sorry, but I don't want beans twice in one day (and my roommates don't want me to, either!). Plus, I was way over-balance on the carb side from my lunch. For dinner, I ended up eating 3oz of deli meat (not too terribly bad on sodium), chased by a 1/4 cup of raw cashews and a couple squares of Lindt Excellence chocolate. The only reason I ate the nuts & chocolate was to get more calories in, wasn't really in the mood for it, so I didn't relish it.
I still am nearly 200 calories shy of the bottom of my range, and I'm just done. My carbs are near the top of the range, I'm smack dab in the middle of my fat range, but I'm only about 60% of my protein range. I feel icky. No energy, draggy. Each time I've done the higher carb (to fit the SP range), I don't feel well. I do much better with keeping my protein in range and allowing my fats to go over range (I use coconut oil, olive oil, mainly), while letting my carbs be whatever they're going to be.
So, my protein is low, my calories are low, but my carbs are in range and I feel just, wrong. My salt's excellent today, though! hehe
Now...Wednesday's going to be tough...it'll be a crazy work schedule and I won't be able to prepare my foods like usual. Will have to eat out at least one meal. Hope we'll be somewhere close to a Chick-Fil-A.