Friday, August 27, 2010

Food and Exercise Journal

Breakfast- 2 cups frosted flakes
                 1 cup skim milk
                 water (16.9 oz)

Snack- 2 cups watermelon

Lunch- 2 slices turkey, 1 slice cheese and mustard on
            2 slices whole wheat bread
            water (16.9 oz)

Snack- 2 cups grapes
            1 banana
            1 peppermint patty

Dinner- 3 oz rotisserie chicken
            1 cup green beans
            1/2 cup broccoli and cauliflower
            1/4 cup dressing
            1 ear corn
            water (16.9 oz)

I decided to keep track of my calories, fat and fiber today just to see what I'm eating in an average day.  Maybe someone can help me by letting me know how much I'm suppose to be eating.  My totals were 1585 calories, 23 grams of fat and 18 grams of fiber.  Just let me know if you think I need to reduce or add something. 

I'm not sure if I'm going to exercise today or not.  I really don't want to but I know I need to plus it would burn off some calories.  I guess I'll wait and see how I feel in alittle while.


  1. I think you're supposed to get about 25 grams of fiber every day, but 18 pretty close and more than most people get! I'm not sure about everything else. :-)

  2. Go here to calculate it:

    I eat a lot less carbs then they recommend, but that's just my personal choice. As a calorie calculator, it's quite good I think.

  3. Thanks for the tip Blubeari I will try to increase my fiber. I checked out that website Floriana and it said I should be getting 2153 calories and 71 grams of fat a day to lose 2 lbs a week. That seems awfully high but it may be because I put in that I exercise 6-7 days a week. I reduced my exercise to 3-5 days a week and it went down to 1833 calories and 61 grams of fat. I think I'm going to stay at what I'm eating now and see how that works. It scares me to think of increasing my eating.

  4. I use this site to figure out how many calories to eat (this week I am supposed to eat 1585):

  5. Christina, the calories you got are high because of your current weight. The bigger we are, the more energy it takes to stay alive. Just think of all the extra weight we have to carry with us at all times. As you lose weight you'll need less and less calories so the numbers will go down.
    But I do get why you don't want to eat more than you are already eating. I'd probably feel the same in your place.
    What you can try is calculate the calories needed to maintain your goal weight and eat to maintain that. I did that for a while a few years back and it worked. I didn't do it for long, thought, but that was because counting calories was just not my thing. I hated measuring food and then documenting it all the time. It also made me obsess about the numbers and I spent way too much time trying to balance out fats, fiber, vitamins and all the other stuff.
    Anyhow, just make sure not to go under 1200 calories a day consistently. Once in a while won't hurt you, but doing it often starves the body and that's no good.

  6. I think I'll stay at what I'm eating now and just see how that works but if I continue to not lose much or not lose at all then maybe I do need to increase my calories, I've heard that not eating enough can hinder your weight loss to. I only measured my calories yesterday just to get an idea of where I was eating wise, but I don't like doing that regularly either its just to much work.