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Struggling... Calorie Count

Friday, January 11, 2019

I've been on Spark for over a week. I know my 1st few days would open my eyes to how much I've been overeating. I didn't expect the hard truth... I was expecting a sugar coated pill of the truth. For in my heart, I knew I was overeating... I just didn't know it was this serve of an issue. I'm allotted 1,800 to 2,100 calories for the day. My smallest calorie day of healthy eating came in at 4,974 calories! I was eating the required limits for: egg whites, Turkey bacon, coffee with creamer, a veggie sandwich wrap, steamed veggies, rice, and a tiny steak. I only had 1 can of coke too! Yet, I still managed to overeat my calorie count for that day. My worst day involved McD's breakfast, Chinese takeout lunch and a bbq dinner. I've really been trying to limit what I eat and how much... Yet, it's still too much food! I'm going to extremes now of eliminating either breakfast or lunch just to stay within my calorie limits. I'm frustrated... What am I doing wrong?
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    Eating out is OK, just make it mindful and not more than once a day. Don't skip breakfast. That is a train wreck waiting to happen. You can do it. Recording things helps to know what is going on. I have had a time or two of "I don't want to record this so I am not going to eat it."
    10 days ago
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    Thank you everyone for your comments, thoughts, and ideas. I really appreciate it.
    11 days ago
    Different creamers have different calorie amount, see if you can use less or find another with less calories. You’re on the right track for tracking and realizing how many calories you are eating, don’t give up. emoticon
    11 days ago
    Check spark recipes. Eat at home. Lots of veggies. Hope you see improvement!
    12 days ago
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    Eat in more often, it’s easier to pack on the calories when you eat out. I keep checking my calories through out the day just to be sure I don’t go over and I still have plenty left for dinner
    12 days ago
    Try preparing meals at home. McDonald's should probably be taken off your list.
    12 days ago
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