Erin's Daily Eats Day 1
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|
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.
Medium Banana 105 Cal.
6 Large Strawberries 36 Cal.
10 Yellow Cherry Tomatoes 40 Cal
2 Tbs. Tribe Everything Hummus 60 Cal
1oz Stacy's Parmesan Garlic Pita Chips 140 Cal
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
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
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?