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. banana smoothie

It’s quite easy, this calorie counting 🙂

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. 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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