Friday, August 3, 2012

1500 Calories Visualized

I decided to take pictures of my 5 meals yesterday so you can get a visual of what 1500 calories looks like in a given day. Each of these meals averages out to 300 Calories. Notice how I really try to balance protein, carbs, veggies and fat within each meal.

7:00- Breakfast: 2 Scrambled eggs (with 1/4 Feta and 1/2 Tomato) and 1 slice of Whole Wheat Toast.


10:00- 2nd Meal: 5 Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks, 1/2 cup of No-fat Cottage Cheese and 20 Cherries.


1:00- Lunch: Hummus Turkey Wrap (Recipe HERE) and 10 Grapes.


4:00-3rd Meal: Ground Turkey Burger (Recipe HERE) and 1/2 cucumber.


7:00- Supper: Small Plain Beef Patty with Mustard, Sweet Potato, Veggies, and a slice of Watermelon.



I was at my baby brother's 16th birthday party so I had to select the most healthy items I could find for supper! But I found my range of foods to create a balanced meal.

This morning, I was a little discouraged because even though this week I started the more intense workouts of insanity, and I feel like I'm continuing to lose weight, the scale said I gained 2 pounds. I'm up at 149 again. Days like this I need to remind myself that the SCALE has nothing to do with getting in shape. I know that the intense workouts are working my muscles harder which will cause them to retain more water. I just have to ignore the scale and keep pushing on!

During the beginning of insanity today I felt incredibly weak and fatigued. I actually stopped during the workout to eat some bran flakes with raisins. I needed that. Remember, FOOD is FUEL and when you are intensly exercising you need to fuel your body. After eating, I felt so much better and was able to complete the workout.

I still haven't bought protein powder but it is still on my list of things to do!

Ok... Baby is awake! No more posts for day =)

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