Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A study of my diet

I use a program called CalorieKing for my diet journalling. I have lots of limits, but the software keeps it all graphed and has almost everything already in the database. This includes many of the restaurants we frequent which is important because we eat out at least 3 or 4 meals each week. The database is updated frequently too.

These are the limits for me, considering my BMI. As long as I continue to loose weight, I keep the BMI entry the same. When I plateau the BMI gets adjusted according to my new #s.

1396 calories
168g carbs
111.5g protein
min. 25g fiber
40.5g fat

Today I've consumed 903 calories, I'll likely have a Beef Jerky snack this evening, not because I'm hungry, I need to boost my protein level!

My meals today:
Breakfast
Wheatena
strawberries
fresh pressed apple juice, nothing added
Lunch
White flour wrap (LaTortilla-see note below)
corned beef
celery sticks
apricot
Snack
apple
Dinner
1-1/2 sausages (Hillshire Light)
white flour wrap
salad w/lowfat dressing

I consider 2 foods our "wonder foods". LaTortilla White Flour Wraps and Beef Jerky. The wraps have only 90cal., 3g fat, 8g protein, 20g carb and a whopping 13g fiber. We give away the carbs to gain that pesky fiber, we are always on the low side! Beef Jerky is something I've loved since being a kid. 80cal, 1g fat, 12g protein and 6g carb. Oh yum!

My downfall is water. I have NEVER liked it. We've turned to the fruit flavored carbonated ones and I do drink a little bit more, but it gets expensive. I'm going to have to start forcing it I guess. Maybe before each cup of coffee I have to ingest 8oz of water? Hmmm, interesting proposal.

Any ideas?

8 comments:

Dorothy said...

Drink your water, Fitzy. Seriously, just do it. A 12 oz glass of water with each meal and snack, plus one when you wake up means you only really have one or so left to "force." Cheers.

Dorothy said...

Oh, and are you sure about those white flour wraps? Dietfacts.com shows them at 180 calories, 7 g of fat. Maybe Calorie King considers 1/2 a wrap a serving?

http://www.dietfacts.com/html/items/34918.htm

Deb R said...

No ideas on the water, sorry...I actually like it. What I want to know is what is "Wheatena?" I've never heard of that! Is it a cereal or...?

QuiltingFitzy said...

Dorothy,

The LaTortilla White Flour Wrap we use us made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 1 wrap is 62g, they come in a package of 6 for about $4.99 here in CA. The package is a forest green colored label and have no trans fats or hydrogenated Oils.

Deb, the Wheatena is a toasted wheat cereal made by Homestat Farm, Ltd. in Dublin, OH. 1 serving is 160cal, 1g fat, 33g carb, 5g Fiber and 5g protein. We love hot cereal, have you tried Zoom by Krusteaz? It's yummy and full of fiber!

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Rian said...

Oh Fitzy, I'm so bad about drinking the water. I know it really kicks your diet up a notch, but I just can't seem to do it.

Shelina said...

I too like drinking water. I find that if I put it in a glass glass, instead of plastic, then I feel like I am treating myself. You can add ice if you've been especially good. How about trying fruit - orange juice, lemon juice or cucumbers? I haven't tried cucumbers, just heard it was a good idea. Or you can eat more watery foods, like watermelon.

Personally, I wouldn't restrict my diet that much. I would worry that my metabolism would think I am starving and overreact. I try to lose weight with smaller changes. I stopped drinking soft drinks and I lost 10 pounds. I started exercising 15 minutes a day and lost another 10. No eating after 9, another 10. My problem is that everytime my schedule changes (which is frequently), I forget to keep up with the healthy eating / weight loss thing.

Shelina said...

Or you can eat really spicy things, and need the water to cool your mouth down.