Last week was the official kick off of my 5 month plan. I promised myself that I would log
all of my food choices (as completely as possible), and review my food journal on a weekly basis. In doing so I hope to identify small changes I can focus on the following week that will help me improve my diet.
So…Here it goes…
What I did was pull calorie data from my myfitnesspal profile and segment it by breakfast, lunch dinner and snacks. I looked at each as a percentage of total calorie intake for the day. The goal was to see if I am spending most of my calories in one particular area. All-in-all I think that my average calorie expenditure is fairly evenly distributed. I spend the majority of my calories at dinner, with the rest evenly distributed across breakfast, lunch and snacks. However, snacks are an area where I can go overboard pretty quickly…when I get bored I graze, so this is something I always need to watch.
I then itemized alcohol and desert. In looking at what I eat on a daily basis, I am fairly consistent. These two categories are the ones that are “over and above” what I normally eat. I think if you look at the chart you will see that the days where I consumed the most calories are the days I added these into my diet.
You can see exactly what I ate (item by item) by friending me myfitnesspal or by clicking on the link below:
Goal for Next Week:
From looking at this it is pretty clear to me that desert and alcohol are where I get a lot of my added calories. This week I consumed more desert units than alcohol, so I am going to try to tackle desert first.
My goal will simply be to try to replace desert with fruit 2-3 days next week.
I will let you know how it goes…
Until next time,