On one of my posts, “Your Resting Calorie Burn”, I talk about how to figure the minimum calories you can safely consume before putting your body into “starvation mode”, your metabolism goes down and well, you’re basically starving yourself…who wants to do that? Not me!
Okay, so my ideal caloric limit to lose weight (until I reach my goal), is 1468.
In addition to that, I have an ideal combination of protein/carbs/fat that is best for my height, weight and goal. The information is listed below.
GOAL: 1400 Calories a Day
- Total Protein: 112 grams
- Total Carbs: 100 grams
- Total Fat: 61.3 grams
MEALS (3): 350 Calories
- Protein: 24 grams
- Carbs: 29 grams
- Fat: 15 grams
SNACKS (2) 176 Calories:
- Protein: 20 grams
- Carbs: 6 grams
- Fat: 8 gramsClick on the item to get more details.
With that said, I’m just like everyone and I’m not perfect. I get off track. But one thing that you ABSOLUTELY MUST do…and this is not the easiest thing to do….is TRACK what you put in your mouth! Yes, it takes time, but it is worth it!
I have learned SO MUCH from tracking my food. I would not have lost these 16 pounds if I wasn’t tracking what I eating. You will be amazed at how many calories you are consuming. Most importantly, I had NO IDEA that I was totally overloading on carbs. Not only that, but refined carbs. Yuk.
With knowledge comes power. And let me tell you, I’m feeling much more in control and it feels great!
Check back soon and I will have the food tracker that I use scanned and saved onto my website where you can download it.
So, in all my glory, I’m going to tell you everything that I’m eating. I know that if you are going to see what I’m using, do you think I’m going to be as tempted to eat a sugar-laden cupcake? Well, maybe. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
Click on Daily Log and be sure to click on the date to see everything (or just click HERE).