My first two days of food tracking, I was under my calories despite eating more food when I wasn't even hungry anymore. I decided I needed more food during the day and less food at night.
Yesterday, being the genius that I am, I left my packed lunch on the kitchen counter, which meant going out to lunch. Going out to lunch generally means I eat way more calories.
And it's hard to track them since I don't really do fast food or chain restaurants with nutritional information posted. (But I do REAL food instead so it's way better anyway!) So yesterday's tracking is a bit of a guess on the lunch section. I had a portabella and hummus panini. I found a portabella and mozzarella panini on the food tracker that was 530 calories. I put in the individual ingredients (guesstimated) and mine comes out to roughly 400 calories. Plus the kettle chips and pickle. Overall, I ended up about 100 calories over my goal - but that goal is with no exercise. I'd be well within my range today, now that I've run a couple of miles.
I figure after two days of underconsumption, 101 extra calories yesterday isn't going to do too much damage. And while I didn't need the kettle chips, they were pretty tasty.
Breakfast: Hemp toast, almond butter, cantaloupe, grapes
AM Snack: Soy yogurt and mint verbena tea
Lunch: Portabella and hummus panini, kettle chips, and dill pickle spear
Dinner: Black beans, cherry tomatoes, avocado, corn, lime juice, and guacamole tortilla chips (OMG THEY ARE DELICIOUS HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THESE BEFORE?!)
The totals: Still a little higher in fat and lower in protein than I would like, but I'm working on it.
Not too bad, really.