A FEW THINGS I WILL PASS ON TO MY READERS IF YOU WANT TO START A CALORIE DIET
- download myfitnesspal on your home computer and your phone and let the games begin. this is the easiest and most convenient way that i have found to journal my eating. www.myfitnesspal.com
- the more you exercise, the more you can eat. when i walk my dogs, i burn 142 calories, which allows me to ingest that much more calories. one yoga class burns 192, and that is just a basic yoga. power flow or bikram yoga will burn double that!
- choose the foods you eat wisely... purchase snacks that you really want... even if it is a small dark chocolate. some of my favorite snacks so far has been any piece of fruit i feel like eating, especially pears with brie cheese (so so so good), spicy hummus with baby carrots, chobani greek yogurt with pomegranite, and 100 calorie popcorn.
- find things you love that are nearly calorie free, and indulge! every day, i award myself with a steaming hot cup of my favorite teavana teas. ZERO CALORIES!!!!! i can add a packet of splenda for another ZERO calories, or a tsp of agave nectar for 30 calories. teavana tea comes in SO many different flavors and they are all natural. of all their products that i have tried, i have NEVER been disappointed. mate is my favorite, followed by white! teavana.com
I will leave you with a few of the food pictures we have taken along the way...
|margarita pizza with whole wheat crust, 2 slices - 460 cal|
|grilled sirloin cubes with mushrooms, risotta and beans, 675 cal|
|fajitas with brown rice and queso, 600 cal|
|Creamy Chicken and Noodles, 559 cal|
|Eggplant Parmesan with whole wheat spaghetti, 649 cal|
|overnight oatmeal, 300 cal|
|egg whites with parmesan and salsa and a clementine, 96 cal|
|egg whites with salsa, half grapefruit, bread round with boysenberry preserves 202 cal|
|tukey lettuce wrap and roasted red pepper and tomato soup, 376 cal|
|steak caesar salad 319 cal|
we shall soon see if i reach my goal!