Erin's Daily Eats Day 1

Erin's Daily EatsHey there everyone,

I mentioned in my post the other day that I had fallen off the healthy diet and exercise wagon in April. Partially due to a health scare of my own at the beginning of the month and partially due to a very serious health scare for my mom in the middle to end of the month.

I'm definitely a person that eats her emotions, and emotions were running at an all time high this last month. But, I am happy to say that I set a goal of getting back on track starting May 1st and so far so good.

As part of getting back on the "band wagon" I decided to take another look at what I had been doing as far as diet and exercise and what I could change. I started using my fitnesspal almost a year ago when I first started trying to lose weight. I like the app and that you can access your profile and update it online. However, after answering a few questions about my current weight and state of fitness it had me eating only 1200 calories per day. I've never had to big of a problem staying around the 1200 mark but I noticed after a few months that I wasn't really losing any weight. And now almost a year later I still have not lost a significant amount of weight. After a little consideration and research online I decided I need to up my calorie intake by a couple hundred calories per day. I found a great calorie calculator that gave me a number I thought would work better for me. I decided to use the 7 day calorie cycle which zig zags your daily calorie intake. Some days you eat the bare minimum and some days you eat more than you actually think you can.

Maintenance Fat Loss Extreme Fat Loss
Monday 2068 1655 1424
Tuesday 1655 1424 1424
Wednesday 2482 1985 1709
Thursday 2068 1655 1424
Friday 1861 1489 1424
Saturday 2275 1820 1567
Sunday 2068 1655 1424

So as you can see my daily calorie intake will range any where from 1424 to 1985. For my first month back on the wagon I will be following the "Extreme Fat Loss" numbers. Starting in June I will switch over to the "Fat Loss" numbers.And then when I reach my final goal I will start using the "Maintenance" numbers.

Erin's Daily Eats Day 1, Thursday May 1st I had a calorie goal of 1424.

Breakfast

Medium Banana 105 Cal.

6 Large Strawberries 36 Cal.

Lunch

10 Yellow Cherry Tomatoes 40 Cal

2 Tbs. Tribe Everything Hummus 60 Cal

1oz Stacy's Parmesan Garlic Pita Chips 140 Cal

Dinner

We met up with some friends for a few drinks and appetizers for dinner. Here's what I had.

1/4 Spinach Artichoke Dip w/baguette slices 130 Cal

1/4 order Garlic Parmesan Tater Tots 160 Cal.

2 12oz Glass Ninkasi Spring Reign Beer 360 Cal

Snacks

1oz Oberto Sweet & Spicy Jerky 80 Cal

1oz Tim's Cascade Jalapeno Chips 140 Cal

1oz Tim's Cascade Salt & Vinegar Chips 140 Cal

1 Cup Frozen Blueberries 79 Cal

1 Cup Frozen Mango Chunks 90 Cal

Total Calorie Intake

1560

So that is 136 over my goal of 1424. Normally I wouldn't have that many snacks in one day, but I'm a big believer in not depriving myself. I'm also a big believer in portion control. I think you should be able to have a serving of potato chips if you want them, you just shouldn't eat the entire bag in one sitting. I also try to drink as much water as humanly possible every day. Some days I drink more than enough and some days I don't seem to drink any. It's a constant work in progress...lol.

How do you keep track of your calorie intake? Do you use any mobile apps or websites?

Til tomorrow.

XOXO,

Erin

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