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Counting calories

Monday, November 12, 2012

Counting calories is . . . a total drag.

I've tried other things, but today I earnestly counted all the calories I ate. Eye opener there!! I am eating 400 more calories than I would have guessed. That's a lot of course. Particularly when I'm trying to lose weight.

Paying attention to the carbs too, maybe first even. Trying to keep the carbs under 80. Today was a fail. No denying there was some candy involved, but the apple at lunch didn't help either. Bummer.

I did however, get in 101 grams of protein. That's great news. I'm trying to take the diet one step at a time. Last week my focus was NOT SNACKING. No controlling my other intake besides not snacking. It was not a total success, but it was ok.

This week I was back on the snacking watch. Now I'm debating counting protein instead. Not sure.
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    Counting calories has helped me a lot! I am more conscious about the portions I am eating and I'm also allowed to eat carbs! That's great! I have been eating more of the fruits and vegetables as snacks and holding back the non-filling foods like chips and sugary drinks. Try to focus more on rich in protein foods. Don't be hard on yourself because you didn't meet your food intake today, try again tomorrow.
    Best of luck!
    2050 days ago
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