I have been trying to do a better job of entering my meals into the nutrition tracker earlier in the day so I have a chance to adjust if necessary. It’s a good thing I did today because after breakfast and lunch, I found I was way out of balance with my carbohydrates.
On the right, (click it to make it bigger if you like) you can see Sparkpeople.com recommends I get roughly 50 percent of my calories from fats and proteins. On the left, you can see I had at that point over 68 percent of my calories coming from carbohydrates. I cannot warn you enough that this is what happens if you eat quinoa without paying attention to carb counts.
Yikes. This has happened before, and I found I had to wolf down a couple of chunks of cheese to end the day in balance, which can’t be healthy either. Fortunately, I entered the information into my tracker early enough that I was able to plan an omelet for my afternoon snack. That put me back on track to finish the day with the right combination of fats, proteins, and carbs.
This filling in the gaps strategy works well for me. I am not hungry all the time, never any hungrier than I used to get at certain times of day, but I am staying within my recommended calorie range and consuming calories in the right balance.
Breakfast – Quinoa Porridge
Snack – Two egg omelet with mushrooms and Gouda cheese
Dinner – Tuna Noodle Casserole
I have to admit that even with vegan patties and beet salads, I am not getting nearly enough potassium. That will be something to focus on in the weeks ahead as I strive for healthier choices.
Did You Feel a Tremor?
Those of you on the East Coast who felt a little tremor around 8:00 am can relax, that was just me doing a happy dance because I lost two more pounds. I promise it was just me, you can check the latest earthquake records here. No incidents were reported.
I feel so wonderful.
I have not reached for an antacid in days.
I don’t crave special cures from former scream queens.
I even started using my stepper today.
So, don’t be alarmed if the tremors continue in coming months. That’s just me rejoicing and restoring balance.
Won’t you join me?
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