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Awareness: Did I really eat that?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

This week's weekend challenge for BLC 25 is to share how I keep myself aware of every bite of food I eat.

Well, it is really simple.

I eat pretty much the same things every day, well most days of the week.

Before my workout I have a protein/breakfast bar and after my workout I have a protein shake with a piece of fruit, usually a banana.

Once I get to work, I'll have Greek yogurt with granola.

Lunch is usually left overs from dinner the night before, or a wrap from McDonald's.

Now, I know what you're probably thinking- Mc-E-Dees? Really? Yes! It's the closest and cheapest place near my office in a pinch. I order the Chicken and Bacon wrap with grilled chicken. It's 460 calories- pretty reasonable if you ask me. And it has lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Not a whole lot but it's a lot better than a burger!

Not everyone can eat the same thing day in and day out, neither can I. But what helps is that I took the time in the beginning to research and enter foods I eat often. Now when I go to track those foods here in SP, all the work is done and I just check the box.

I also try to plan my meal splurges. This way, I can enter them ahead of time into the tracker and manage my calories for the rest of the day.

What it really all comes down to is planning and taking the time upfront to enter in nutritional info for your favorite foods. Once you have a strong foundation, tracking becomes easier the longer you stick with it!
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