Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday, July 24

I discovered 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.

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.



  1. You are going to hate me for saying this... but you need to lose the diet editor who told you to eat more snacks. Wow, no wonder you are confused.

    Stop eating all packaged foods. Old Fashioned Oatmeal is ok. Almonds are okay. No manufactured foods. Start eating real food. Your sodium levels will drop. You will probably (I am not kidding) drop 15 lbs of water just by doing this.

    Hell no, do not eat whole grains! Grains are not good for losing weight. They are going to make you more hungry. Grains are nothing more than filler, ok? And they are going to make you retain water too, and a lot of it. Your fiber needs to come from vegetables, fruits, almonds and oatmeal. The only grain which is helpful is Old Fashioned Oatmeal. That's it. Greek Yogurt is great. Eat it plain, with no other flavoring but blueberries or some other low sugar fruit.

    Stop all sugar flavoring. None. Get off the sugar merry-go-round. Fruit has plenty of sugar and that is ok. Get Watermelon and eat that for snacks! No bananas! Too starchy and sugary. Every other fruit is ok. Take it easy on dried fruits like raisins though.

    Also, you need to be taking 3 high potency fish oil capsules after each meal. (not snacks). This is going to help your inflammatory process immensely. Anyone who is over weight has inflammation, as does most of the modern world. It's going to improve every system in your body and make everything work better.

    Do this and you will be shocked at what you will lose next week.

  2. I bought some steel-cut oats, so as soon as I finish up the regular quick ones, steel-cut oats it is! Is the flaxseed oil not good? I read all the time people saying flaxseed oil in oatmeal is the best!

    I bought a bunch of whole wheat couscous and millet for my meals this week (with fish and other proteins). I'm going to try those out, but if like you say they're only fillers, I probably won't have those anymore.

    Low-fat Greek yogurt is sitting in my fridge right now. Hoping I can get better at eating it, and fruit -- have to improve my willingness to try new things. Bought a kiwi (good vitamin E source, I read), so I'm hoping I eat that today.

    I'm really concerned about the sugar, so I'm going to take it easy on that and really work to reduce that number.

    And I've got to get more, better workouts in this week. More walking!