A day of calorie counting with My Fitness Pal looks pretty similar to a day on Weight Watchers. However, there are some things that I've noticed that I'm doing differently now in regards to food choices.
1) I'm snacking less now. Especially at nighttime. When I was on WW following the Simply Filling Technique, I had gotten into the habit of eating a bowl of shredded wheat with soy milk most nights, often an overflowing one that I wasn't even that hungry for. I had convinced myself since shredded wheat and soy milk were Power Foods, that it was perfectly okay. I would never do that now, unless I was under my calories for the day, which so far has not been a problem!
2) I'm allowing myself to eat chips and cookies in actual moderation now. Seriously, since this is my PMS/TOM week, I decided to allow myself an individual baggie of chips and an individual baggie of mini-oreos every day if I want them. With calorie counting, those things are not that bad. On WW, it would have meant several PoinstPlus, probably somewhere in the double digits. And for some reason, for me that meant either "all" (eat an entire giant bag of chips or entire ream of oreos) or "nothing" (don't even LOOK at those foods). But with calorie-counting, one serving a day is fine.
Okay, here goes:
Breakfast was at 8:30-ish and was amazing!!! It was 1 cup of oats with 1 cup of almond milk, with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup... Mmmm, it tasted like pancakes in oatmeal form!
Total calories for the day:
1887 (calories eaten)
- 607 (exercise calories)
= 1280 net calories
Well, I'm off to earn my exercise calories with some The Firm and my bike! :-)
Did you eat anything especially interesting or delicious today?
I will leave you all with an adorable picture of Rose and Dot.