Monday, September 13, 2010

Food and Exercise Journal

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

Snack- 1 granola bar
            water (16.9 oz)

Lunch- 2 slices turkey, honey mustard, 3 slices of tomato
            and lettuce on 2 slices whole wheat bread
            1 cup nonfat yogurt
            1 cup grapes
            water (16.9 oz)

Snack- 1 lowfat mozzarella stick
            1/4 cup mixed nuts
Dinner- 1 cup cauliflower
             1 cup green beans
             1 cup corn
             water (16.9 oz)

I tried really hard to watch what I was eating today and stick to my eating plan.  I decided to eat just vegetables for dinner because I had already gone over the amount of sugar, protein and sodium I was suppose to have for the day.  Any suggestions on how to improve what I'm eating would be appreciated.  I know I should have avoided the granola bar but I was so hungry this morning in photography class and I mentioned it to the girl sitting beside me and she offered me a granola bar; I think it was because I cut my cereal I ate for breakfast in half.

Well I was going to walk but I got lazy, why do we make excuses to get out of doing the things that make us healthy?


  1. My advice would be to cut out the sugary cereal and try some whole grain substitute. Bananas have a lot of sugar themselves so you don't want to add processed sugar into the mix.

    I usually have half a whole grain sandwich thin with some 1 or 1 1/2 Tbsp Jif natural and it satsfies my sugar craving while the whole grains keep my hunger at bay for a long time.

    My afternoon snack is often a banana and 1/3 cup of walnuts. Try it. You'll love it!

  2. Hi Lanie Painie I did go to the store today and get me some bran cereal to start eating at breakfast that away I cut out that extra sugar. I also bought some mixed nuts but its so hard to have them in the house and not want to eat the whole can. Thanks for the tips.

  3. Christina, this looks a lot better than some of your earlier menus. It's great to see that you are eating vegetables for lunch now. You are definitely making progress.

    I am a big fan of plain whole oats, so that would be my alternative to cereal. Eggs are a great breakfast food, too, so maybe you could eat them instead of cereal.

    How about fats? Are you meeting your daily requirement? Some extra virgin olive oil would have been nice with the veggies you ate for dinner.

  4. I meant to write eat eggs instead of cereal sometimes.

  5. I haven't started incorporating any oils yet that just scares me because thats just more fat but I know its a good kind. I will try to eventually starting adding that in.