Some Sugar and Salt in the Equation

I adjusted My Fitness Pal settings today to include sugar and salt so I can track them too. I don’t think I eat too much salt but it is good to check.  I definitely eat too much sugar so I am looking forward to tracking that.

In to pod again for breakfast and today I chose a small pot of porridge with blueberry curd and pistachios.  It was really enjoyable.

Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sugar Sodium
Oats 336 48 13 9 0 0
Tea 23 2 1 1 2 19
Totals 359 50 14 10 2 19

pod porridge with blueberry curd

I walked round to the Whitecross Street market today and bought a pulled pork burrito.  These burritos are so delicious I could eat them every week.  This one had pork, rice, black beans, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream and a mild chilli sauce.  Meals like these are hard to estimate but I looked through MFP and chose the closest burrito that matched.

Pork Burrito Incl 13″ Wrap, Rice, Black Beans, Lettuce, Sour Cream, and Salsa Verde 785 95 25 42 8 1,945

pulled pork burrito

I worked late tonight and didn’t get home until 9pm so supper was very simple.  The last packet of oatcakes in the box, 1 large tomato, 1 avocado and a lime.oatcakes and veg

So I made a very basic guacamole with chopped tomatoes.  It was simple but nutritious and tasty enough.Oatcakes, toms and avocado

Avocados – Raw, 150 g 240 13 22 3 1 11
Tomatoes –  raw, average, 150 g 27 6 0 1 4 8
Fresh – Lime , 1 Lime 20 7 0 1 1 1
Clearspring – Organic Oatcake, 4 oatcake 226 30 6 6 1 0
Rooibos Tea 30ml Semi Skimmed Milk 15 1 1 1 1 3
  528 57 29 12 8 23

My daily totals are looking really good :-).  I ended the day under my limits for calories, carbs, protein, sugar and sodium.  I was only over on fat but as the fat that took me over was health oils in the avocado, I am not concerned about that.  I am particularly pleased about my sugar totals.  I can do this!

Totals 1,687 204 69 65 20 2,005
Your Daily Goal 1,850 254 61 69 37 2,500
Remaining 163 50 -8 4 17 495
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sugar Sodium

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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4 Responses to Some Sugar and Salt in the Equation

  1. laura1952 says:

    I am so glad you changed it up and were able to track this. Healthy fats like avocado, coconut, olive are all great, but like all fats, must be used in moderation due to the calories. You did great. A great day. I sent you a Friend Request. I am LauraSS (and no, that isn’t Laura’s Ass like Bob thought it was! ☺)

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