Today I am starting my experiment with counting calories. I think I will try it out for a few days just to see how many calories I am taking in. Based on my height and weight, I should be getting between 2000-2150 for maintenance and about 1500-1650 for weight loss. (Obviously I'm shooting for the latter!) So it should be interesting to keep track of it for a while and really see where most of my calories are coming from. Any other calorie counters have any tips for me?
In light of my calorie experiment, I came across this web page of What Does 200 Calories Look Like? Check it out. It's very interesting...
I've tried out a few of the 100 calorie pack snacks...and even though everyone RAVES about them...for the most part you don't get very much AT ALL for 2 WW pts! I haven't found one that I truly think is worth 2 pts (with the exception of the 100 Calorie Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes...they are to die for and only 1 pt!!) Has anyone found a 100 calorie pack that they can't live without....AND one that's worth 2 whole WW pts?!?!?
Here is an article I found on 100 Calorie Packs: 100-Calorie Snack Packs: Do They Help With Weight Loss?
1.5 cups of All Bran - 3
1/4 cup skim milk - 0.5
1 granny smith apple - 1
1.5 cups of vegetable stew - 3
Raspberry Cranberry Crumble Yogurt - 1
1.5 cups of carrots - 0
Total calories: 592
85g Whole Wheat Flax Omega 3 Pasta - 5
2 tsp of Basil Pesto - 3
Fried veggies - tomatoes, broccoli, onions, zucchini - 0
1.5 cups of Brussel Sprouts - 0
Carmel Chocolate Chip Rice Cakes - 3
Total Points Used: 19.5
Daily Pts Target: 22
Total Calories consumed: 1472
I think this is good?!?!?! FEEDBACK PLEASE!
I also got in 40 min workout and burned 400 calories! Yay me!!