Getting out of my zone
I’m entering all of my food intake into a spreadsheet. This isn’t a problem. I also started using myfitnesspal.com and that is a problem.
myfitnesspal has suggested nutrition and fitness goals. This is fine – in fact it’s pretty much in line with what I try to meet every day.
Except I’m not perfect. And I really *need* to remember that pasta is high in carbs because this is how I screwed myself the other day. I was starving at dinner so I cooked up some brussel sprouts, measured out a cup of cooked pasta and threw it in with the brussel sprouts, thinking oh pasta’s ok (hunger talking, lol) and sat down and ate it.
When I entered everything into my spreadsheet, oops. Entered into fitnesspal, double oops. Eating that pasta killed me and the night wasn’t over.
I’m really not prepared for a low carb diet. No meat was thawed or cooked, no beans, and here I am later in the evening hungry again.
According to my spreadsheet, I’m done for the day. Oh no. I’m hungry.
I don’t usually have too much of a problem keeping it at my goal. I try to shoot for 1500 calories a day, keep my fat count down, carbs down and protein up.
I send a desperate text to my son: bring food. Low carb. He’s like what kind?
Food. Low carb. Low fat. No sugar, I text back in my best Hulk voice. Turkey. Tomatoes. Smash.
So this is what he brings. Unfortunately, according to my fitnesspal, a tomato has 23 carbs. As in grams. Again, I didn’t look before eating. I thought a tomato would be lower in carbs than say, a slice of bread.
It occurs to me this morning that I really am a slave to my habits. Even if myfitnesspal is wrong on the tomato carb count. If I’m on a low fat diet, a tomato is fine for a snack. So is the turkey, although I would have opted for more vegetables without even thinking about it.
I hate having to get out of my zone, lol.