Yesterday, I met with a dietician for the first time. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I printed off the summary pages from the Livestrong/Daily Plate account (since I found that much easier to use than a notebook) and I had a few questions for her.
I’ve always been mindful of protein and fiber, but I’ve never really thought about things like carbs or sugar. I’ve also never really paid attention to the time of day. I started noticing that I wouldn’t eat much during the day, and then I’d eat a lot at night. I was also curious about fueling on my running days.
I think actually tracking my calories was the most helpful part, but it was also nice that the dietician turned out to be a vegetarian too, so we talked about sources of protein, iron, B12, etc. (I also learned that iron is more easily absorbed with vitamin C!) She agreed that 1,200 calories would be a good place to start, but since I’m active almost every day, I should factor in extra for that. I’m looking forward to meeting with her again, once I’ve gone through a few more weeks of calorie counting.
Anyways, on to yesterday’s eats!
I’m still loving these smoothies. I got a giant bunch of kale from the farmers market, and I’ve been throwing in a few giant handfuls into these smoothies. I ran out of my beloved Birthday Cake protein powder (more is on it’s way!) but for now, I’m using Designer Whey protein. (You can read all my protein powder reviews here. )
Total: 310 calories
It was so rainy and yucky out, I was craving soup! I had a bowl of lentil soup (no I didn’t take those photos in the cafeteria…but I did take them earlier) it was 210 calories, and I had it with a side salad, which was 170 calories.
Note: For my garlic lentil soup recipe, click here!
I had some strawberries… and some M&Ms for about 150 calories
Kate and I grabbed dinner from Chipotle, which turned out to be satisfyingly healthy:
Romaine Lettuce, black beans, fajita vegetables, corn salsa, tomato salsa, and guacamole. Who says Chipotle has to be high in calories? This little bowl had : 385 calories
I know, I know I’m addicted. I kept it at low fat fro yo, a tiny bit of granola and fruit toppings. I should get some bonus points for that. But I got all that for 250 calories.
I worked towards my goal of taking more group classes, and I went to Body Pump at the gym. My muscles are feeling it today! I have no idea how many calories I burned, but my guess is around 300. (I used to wear my Bodybugg and I think that’s pretty close.) I’ve been doing so much running that it felt good to really work my muscles!
- Total calories consumed: 1,475
- Total burned: ~250
- Net calories: 1,220 (which has always felt a little low, but my dietician thought this was fine, since some days I’d be a little over it.)
(For my first day of food journaling click here!)