(Better lay off the salt)My sweet tooth is well taken care of with all of the fruit I'm eating
and smoothies I drink. I even indulge in an occasional diet pop. But I
find that I crave salt sometimes. I made salmon last night and maybe
put too much salt on it because I noticed my feet were swollen today.
Oops. My sandals were pretty tight this afternoon. I don't usually have
concerns about swelling, so that was a little odd.
Date: 6/11/2007 8:13:00 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 2869 times
Today I signed up again on SparkPeople,
the website that has you track your food, exercise, and other things.
The Weight Watchers site doesn't allow you to track nutrients or even
calories, so I figured if I'm gonna comply with my trainer's
nutritional request (or at least try), I'd better find an easy way to
analyze my meals. It is 5:30 pm as I type this and I have had:
|Mangos, 1 cup, sliced ||107 ||28 ||0 ||1 || |
|Strawberries, fresh, 1 cup, halves ||46 ||11 ||1 ||1 || |
|Banana, fresh, 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long) ||125 ||32 ||1 ||1 || |
|Just Black Cherry Juice, 4 oz ||90 ||22 ||0 ||1 || |
|Whey Protein Powder, Optimum Nutrition, Vanilla, 1 serving ||110 ||2 ||1 ||23 || |
|Sweet Cherries, 2 cup, with pits, yields ||147 ||37 ||0 ||2 || |
| || |
|CALORIES ||CARBS ||FAT ||PROTEIN || |
| ||1,484 ||247 ||27 ||83|
case the above cut-and-paste doesn't come out on some browsers, the end
result is 1,484 calories, 247 carbs, 27 grams of fat, and 83 grams of
protein. I should state, in all honesty, I didn't do the visual portion
control thing at all- I made a smoothie for breakfast and had two
packaged foods for lunch. In retrospect, I trust that half a salmon
fillet is the size of my palm and that the 1 1/2 cups of cherries I had
were not too far off from the size of my fist.
So, it's not
looking good for 2400 calories, and I am not hungry enough to eat
another 900 + calories tonight. I'll be working out this evening and
won't want to eat afterwards. According to WW I've consumed 33.5 points. I guess this would be the time to eat a protein bar,
wouldn't it? But I don't want to, regardless of what my personal
trainer recommends. I don't like those things. They are expensive and
don't taste good and aren't real food, as far as I'm concerned. The
fact that they resemble candy bars make them a trigger food for me, as
well. Best to stay away.
Today she texted me to ask how I was
and if I had any questions. I told her I couldn't figure out how to get
2400 calories in. She told me "you're an athlete! Cardio tonight!"
Hmmm- that didn't help. I then told her I didn't think I could eat 2400
calories today. She said to "be honest and put it in my journal."
Sigh... I need more guidance than that. I called a nutritionist today
just to see what it would cost me. I could use the personal trainer
just for the physical training and use the nutritionist for my
nutritional concerns. The nutritionist charges $95 for a two-hour
consultation, and an additional $100 to see her for a month. That's a
lot. I hate it that preventative treatment costs so much! I'm trying to
keep myself from getting diabetes, high blood pressure, a stroke, etc.
but medical insurance kicks in after you've already been diagnosed. We
need to be treating people who are in danger of getting those
And on that note, I'm taking a nap!
(By the way, if any of you are on MySpace, I'm at http://www.myspace.com/rawodyssey. Let me know what your page URL is, too. I'll be happy to visit)
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