I’m not deviating very much from last week. Chicken is the main protein plus fruits and veggies for snacks.
I’m still tracking all my meals with My Fitness Pal…even when I know it’ll put me over my calorie intake. It’s tempting to just “neglect” putting in certain foods because sometimes it’s easier to ignore the truth.
My glaring truth for today was the cookie I ate for a “snack” was 440 calories….so basically my “snack” ate up most of the calories meant for dinner.
The friend I was enjoying snack time with noticed me putting my cookie into the app and said, “Don’t tell me how bad my brownie is” I get it. I didn’t want to know I was eating a 440 calorie cookie. I also didn’t want to tell her that her delicious chocolate brownie was over 500 calories. We don’t want to know.
We want to be unaware of the unsavory truth in our savory treats. If we ignore it, it’s not there.
It’s easier to think “This is delicious” rather than “What’s in this?”
It’s easier to say, “I’ll eat a light dinner” or “I earned this” or “It’s not that many calories or that much fat or sugar”
I’m not saying treats aren’t needed and I’m definitely never going to be one to obsess over every calorie (Sometimes a girl just needs a cookie or some ice cream) but I think it is important to be aware.
That’s what tracking meals is all about for me.
Awareness of what I’m eating.
Awareness of how much I’m eating.
Awareness of my eating habits.
The days I do the best are the days I eat a good breakfast, bigger lunch, lots of snacks, and a simple dinner plus getting in a work out during the day.
I know what I NEED to do but just have to keep working on how to continuously stay on track because I’m very easily derailed. Hopefully my meal plans will help keep me on track. Some days it seems simple and other days more challenging. I do my best to stick with it because I know the more I do this, the easier it gets because eventually it won’t be “trying to eat healthier” it will simply be how I eat.
I didn’t realize this would be such a long post but guess that’s what happens when I don’t write for a week 🙂 It’s dinner time for me but I wanted to make sure to post my meal plans for the week. Happy Monday!
Breakfast: Starbucks-Bacon and gouda breakfast sandwich
Lunch: Panera-Steak and cheese pannini, vegetable soup
Dinner: Pasta with tikka masala veggies plus spinach
Lunch: Leftover pasta with added chicken
Dinner: Out for trivia. If not, Stir fry veggies with rice and chicken.
Snacks: Yogurt, pretzels with peanut butter
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with spinach
Lunch: Chicken wrap with cucumbers and dip
Dinner: Chicken w/rice and stir fry veggies
Snacks: Clementines, yogurt
Breakfast: Oatmeal w/apples
Dinner: Chicken w/chickpeas, spinach, rice
Snacks: String cheese, clementines, pretzels w/dip
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito
Dinner: Chicken quesadilla w/rice
Snacks: Pretzels w/dip, string cheese