Counting Calories

I stuck with it again today.  In fact, a small part of me enjoys thinking about what I can have with my calorie allowance for the day.  Using the My Fitness Pal app makes it really easy.

Breakfast was 2 apples again – 90 calories.

3 cups of tea with semi-skimmed milk throughout the day – 69 calories

Lunch was courtesy of Pure again.  A chicken noodle soup was 200 calories.  It tasted good too.

chicken noodle soup 2 I then had a Hockingly good salad.Hockingly good 4 Hockingly good 3 There were a few too many croutons but this is a great salad.Hockingly good 2 Worth every one of the 391 calories.Hockingly good 1 Supper was 578 calories of complete, total and utter loveliness.  1 very large mango (333 g) in a perfect state of sweet juiciness, 2 frozen bananas and 25 g peanut butter.  It had the consistency of a thick custard but the lovely sweet flavour of mango.  Awesome.mango banana smoothie

It’s quite easy, this calorie counting 🙂

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 Counting Calories

  1. laura1952 says:

    Good job! I am surprised MFP only gave you 1200 Calories, considering that is basically what I stick to a day. Make sure you don’t eat too few calories and put your body into a fight or flight survival mode, making it harder to burn calories.

  2. laura1952 says:

    I eat enough for me, that is for sure. Especially as the body ages and requires less food before I am really full. 1200-1400 maintains my weight and has for over a year now between 117-120 lbs.

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