Friday, October 30, 2009

Reality Check

I'm not really a calorie counting person. I usually eat intuitively, choosing healthy and nourishing foods. I also try and eat 2-3 snacks a day, just to keep my appetite at bay. If I'm working out, I might increase what I'm eating a little more.

Since the scale doesn't seem to be budging, I thought I'd log a typical day's eating over at SparkPeople, just to get a sense of my caloric intake.

Holy smokes. That was an eye-opening experience! I'm eating close to 2000 calories a day! It all adds up - the larabars, the handful of trail mix, the spoon of almond butter in my oatmeal, etc.

It's no wonder I'm not losing weight! That's 2000 calories on a "healthy" eating day, too. Clearly, I need to cut back.

It really does boil down to basics. Eat less, move more. I honestly didn't think I needed to calculate my caloric intake, but I'm happy for the reality check. Now, I'm off to figure out how to decrease what I'm eating without feeling like I'm depriving myself!


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MAMA P said...

Tracking your food is so eye-opening! Everytime I think, "Why Am I Not Losing Weight?" I just track my food for a day or two and it's right there......

Bex said...

soooo true. my mom always say: you bite, you write...words to live by!

Krissy said...

Hi Sonya!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am SO excited you are from Toronto as well! I will definitely keep up with your blog :)


Rebecca said...

well... at least you know what to eat to maintain!

i know i know.... but at least now you know... and you can change it!

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