I have logged everything* that I have put in my mouth in the past 10 days.
I haven’t always stuck to my calorie goals, but I did write everything down. Faithfully. I will take this as a big accomplishment.
All I wanted to do when I started was that: write everything down. And some patterns have emerged that I can work on:
1. I have a very carb-heavy diet. I’m good with the low fat, but I eat a lot of grains and fruits and not a lot of protein. I will work on incorporating more beans, nuts, eggs and lean animal proteins into my diet. I know the high carbs is a legacy of my endurance training diet and I don’t need the extra big helping of cereal in the am any more.
2. I’m really good at eating fruits and veggies. I thought my diet was SO BAD while I was training and I deserve a little more credit. Most of what I eat is healthy food. Healthy food … Plus beer.
3. Most of the past 10 days, regardless of how much I exercised, I ate 2800 calories. On some days that was a net deficit. On other days … It wasn’t. I think there is something to be said that your body has a “fixed point” of what it wants to consume.
4. Tea. I’m drinking a lot more of it now.
I’ve been successful with my week’s goals of not eating out (except for one day, and it was a turkey sandwich! Appropriately logged!) and subbing the baguette and brie for peppers and yogurt dip. My goal next week is to branch out from my usually breakfast of oatmeal and cereal to something with more protein.
… Get your mind out of the gutter.
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