I discovered myfitnesspal.com today. It's a great way for me to know how many calories I'm consuming, how much sugar, protein, sodium, etc. But I am a bit confused because I assumed to lose weight I needed to eat around 1,500 calories a day, maybe a tad more. But it says I need to have 2,060. So I talked to a friend who is a diet editor at a national magazine, and she said the heavier you are, the more calories you require even on a diet/exercise routine. As you lose weight, you cut calories. That blows my mind, but we're going with it.
So then tonight I did a quick 1 mile workout with Leslie Sansome Walk Away the Pounds, and it said I gained 160 calories because of my workout. So now does that mean I need to eat 160 calories more? I'm so confused.
But nevertheless... Here's my food diary. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/tokenfatfriend
She suggested I needed to add more calories in snacks, but I have to be careful with the carbs and sugar and crap that often come in a packaged deal with packaged snacks. I also need more dairy and whole grains in my meals. Any suggestions? I don't like yogurt, but I do like Greek yogurt every once in a while. Maybe some homemade granola?
And here's to next week when I'll be trying out a different whole grain recipe each night!
workout of push ups, crunches, jumping jacks and quad exercises this a.m.
Leslie Sansome's Walk Away the Pounds 1 Mile walk this p.m.