Tip Of The Day
Portion control. I am constantly talking about portion control, measuring things, and reading labels so you know exactly how many calories are going into your body.
Evidently, I’m not great at reading labels. 😛
Back when I switched from boneless and skinless chicken back to bone-in and skin-on chicken, I made a calculation error. It really hasn’t been a big deal because up until the last month, I just had one piece of chicken a day. Recently, I have been eating 2 to 3 pieces a day so the mistake has made a big difference in my calories consumed.
With my calculation error solved, I realized I have been eating about 300 to 450 calories MORE than I thought. Whoops. Evidently Walmart thinks a portion of chicken is less than 1 thigh. 😛
I’ve been stressing out over gaining weight on 1700 calories and now I know i was actually consuming about 2150. Still not enough to be gaining weight, but it certainly makes a little more sense.
16 months in and I’m still making rookie mistakes. 😀
Make sure you “REALLY” know how many calories are going into your body. Make sure you read labels better than I do. 😀
A dip down. Hopefully I don’t bounce back up tomorrow. This bouncing around is driving me crazy. I didn’t learn about the calculation error until after dinner today so my calories are going to be a mess tomorrow too.
Yesterday’s Meal Plan
Breakfast – Burger patty and cheese
Lunch – Red Beans and sausage
Dinner – Broiled chicken and salad
Snack – Broiled chicken, cheese
Calories – 2100
Boom! Big calorie night. I couldn’t stop eating and I didn’t know about the extra calories in the chicken. I thought I ate about 1700 calories but in reality it was 2100.
It is going to be tough cutting those extra calories out. I’ve been starved lately even with those extra calories so removing them is going to be a real pain.
I need to start working on my next meal plan. I need to take those evil beans out because those carbs are what have me hungry 100% of every day. Not sure what to replace the beans with.
I didn’t ride Wednesday. Stomach issues kept me off the bike and near my home base. 😛
No ride today because it is Always Off Thursday. 😀
Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow
The Grumpy Man