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Healthier Eating

September 8th, 2016 at 12:42 pm

Health:
Breakfast: overnight oats with coffee and Good Belly
Lunch: ham and cheese sandwich
Dinner: Leftover BBQ hot dog with bun
Snack: Green tea
Extra Food: low calorie protein drink and vanilla ice cream

No spend day yesterday. Today will be a spend day because I need to gas up my car. Today is also payday and I am low because I took an FMLA day last pay period.

I’m trying to stay low on my calories. I know for a fact that if I stay in the 1,200-1,300 daily calorie range I will lose weight. On my workout days, I’ll increase to 1,300.

The adjustments to my eating plan are rather small. For now, I’m not consuming my mid-morning snack (aka 2nd breakfast), a glass of wine each night, and sweets (I caved and had ice cream). I’ve substituted green tea and protein drink. I’m also have taken up food tracking, measuring portions and clean(er) eating.

8 Responses to “Healthier Eating”

  1. snafu Says:

    We're being told to start our day with an egg, poached, soft or hard boiled, steamed, shirred, sunny side, scrambled hard/soft, omelette [no cheese], over easy as you prefer Apparently it provides protein without carbs eliminating craving for mid morning snack and sets you up for the day.

  2. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Snafu, I may begin next week with an egg. So far, this week, I've done pretty good without the mid-morning snack. In my overnight oats, I add a half scoop of protein powder and a half serving of peanut butter powder.

  3. Jenn Says:

    Another suggestion: fresh veggies. Most fresh veggies, especially leafy greens, have very few calories yet are nutritionally dense. In your day above, there isn't a single vegetable. I think you should pick a few that you like and work them in.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    How about ditching the hot dog and ham, both filled with nitrates? And do what Jenn said.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    And if it's store-bought green tea in a bottle, check the sugar content; it will likely be loaded.

  6. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Jenn: For the past month before the entries this week I have been eating salads for lunch and I got burned out. You are very right I haven't been eating any veggies this week. I'll get on that!
    Patient Saver: Not bottled green tea. I have been drinking the Republic of Tea brand tea bags unsweetened http://www.republicoftea.com/organic-double-green-matcha-tea/p/v00643/. I also started adding Matcha powder to my oatmeal in the mornings. http://www.republicoftea.com/matcha-powder/p/v00715/ This brand, as you can see, are pricey but DS1 works at a grocery store that carries it. He gets a 20% employee discount.

  7. PatientSaver Says:

    OK, the unsweetened green tea and the match is excellent. Smile You can also use Truvia, which is a natural sweetener but doesn't convert to glucose or raise blood sugar or cause tooth decay. It's good for diabetics for that reason.

    I just noticed at BJs a bottled drink called bal antioxidant infusion. It is sweetened with Erythritol, the active ingredient in Truvia. I bought some for myself the other day and if it tastes decent, i'm buying a case for dad to get him off the sugary Snapple.

    I drink my own iced tea all summer long and hot tea in winter, but i must say i occasionally get tired of the same old thing. You might want to check out nutritionfacts.org, which has a lot of excellent articles about various foods, all bsed on science.

  8. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Patient saver, I've learned that sugar alcohols don't agree with my system too well. I'll check out the website, thanks!

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