For anyone who uses any of the Food Log Pages I have listed on the left side navigation, I apologize for not keeping it up to date, it is a bit of a pain to update. I still track my meals on chalkboards, scraps of paper and my iPod but getting them onto this page often requires I find time to do it! I am also working on liberating myself from an Oppressive Diet Lifestyle. I have been making my meals without calorie calculating and planning, hoping I have learned something over the past few months. After each meal, I then go back to calculate my success or lesson-learned -no failures here!
I portion my foods when I return from the grocery store. This helps me avoid waste and keeps a ready supply of known portions handy. In a previous posting on storing portions, I showed a few of the methods and the foods I portion before storing. It is so convenient to grab a frozen piece of watermelon or a pack of frozen blueberries when I am hungry or in a rush. It’s about a new lifestyle not becoming a slave to one!
The meal in the picture above is a perfect example of a satisfying lunch for me. I picked up two of these falafel wraps at Whole Foods but this one contained almost 500 calories! By simply cutting it in half I knew I had 250 and needed no calculator. I also sliced some fresh strawberries over a 15 calories slice of pistachio biscotti. I also picked some lettuce from the gallery, sprayed it with amino acids and topped with three olives. A large glass of lemon water finished a very satisfying meal. But I did not calculate my calories, so let’s see how I did:
- 1/2 Ta Dah falafel wrap = 250 cal.
- 1 pistachio biscotti = 15 calories
- 3 strawberries = 15 calories
- lettuce = 5 calories
- Bragg’s amino spray = 0 calories
- 3 olives = 20 calories
- water w/ lemon juice = 0 calories
- Total = 305 calories
Well, I think that worked out well for a lunch, I was satisfied and not rushing through looking up calories or editing a log.