Saturday, January 22, 2011
Changes in the Foods I Eat Part II (Lunch and During the Day Snacks)
Changes I have made: Now I bring my own lunch, which consists of either a Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones. I just pick whatever one is on sale that week and buy enough to get me through a week or two. I still try to support the cafeteria though and I usually get one of the vegetables they are serving. I enjoy the carrots and green beans they serve. Sometimes I will have have a bag of baked lays or pretzels with my lunch as well.
Caloric Intake: Generally around 500 depending on the specifics of the day.
Snacks: In the past this could range from anything to the donuts a parent brought in, some type of chocolate, or whatever else I could find or that was offered to me.
Changes I have made: My snacks now consist of three choices: Nature Valley Sweet and Salty bar (170 Calories), Pretzels (110 Calories), or Fiber One Oats and Chocolate bar (140). Generally I have one of these during the day. Either between breakfast and lunch or between lunch and the end of the day. Once in awhile, if lunch was lighter I may have one of these snacks in the am or pm.
I have no ideas how many calories I was taking in from snacking during the day, but I guarantee it was much more than any one of these snacks.
Deep Thought of the Day: No doubt about it....this has been one of the hardest things I have ever done, but it's getting better. My body has really adjusted to eating so much less and emotionally the fact that I feel better about myself has helped me to stay focused on the changes I have made.