Today's overall calorie count: 1,804
I used MyFitnessPal online to track my calories. It is fairly simple to use, however I don't like that it doesn't show vitamin intake for the day.
Here's how my meals broke down:
Julie's Baked Oatmeal + Blackberries + Coffee
Rotisserie chicken + roasted red potatoes + snap peas
Egg/Hashbrown crock pot casserole + salad + raw bell pepper
This is an odd and carb heavy dinner for me to have. I made it, because I'm thinking of cooking for our Easter brunch and needed to test the recipe.
Banana + Starbucks coffee with soy milk
Snack 2 - Post-Workout
Chocolate GAT Prolein shake w/ water
Honey Nut Chex
Rice cake + almond butter
Small red apple
Total Calories: 1,804
Obviously this is an estimate and I would guess a low estimate.
My calories were probably really around 2,000. It's hard to estimate grams of items in a recipe like the backed oatmeal. As I suspected I had too much protein and carbs and my fat intake was low. We need far less protein than most of us eat....but...I keep on eating protein because I find it helps me maintain my weight.
If you're reading this and thinking, "How many calories do I need?" I hear ya. That's the key question.
And....I'm going to have a whole post about that on Thursday (tomorrow)!!! Sorry for the tease, but it's a lot of information so I wanted to give it due space
How do you count your calories? Do you?
Love and the numbers game,
Carissa & Kyle