A few people have asked what I eat on a daily basis and to share my tracker. I have done it in the past but since starting a new cleaner menu this past week I will share it again.
I track everyday. I always have the entire journey and honestly I can say it is the 1 thing that has kept me successful. When I first began I tracked in the 3 month journal. Then it ran out and I bought another, after a month into that one I discovered an Android application on my phone and downloaded it and fell in love! It is a virtual tracker with a calculator in it and everything. So I use it everyday and it works well for me. I am such an obsessive tracker that when my phone broke I was using post it notes lol. But whatever you use just use it and track. By tracking it allows me to control what I am eating throughout the day and take control of my intake.
My daily points plus allowance is 29 per day. I am working on keeping to those points only. I have found that when I do not use many weekly points then I am more successful at weigh in. Also I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and I have this theory that they are not totally 'free'. I mean we know they have calories and do add up. So my theory for my body is that if I do not eat my weeklies then they are being used up with the fruits and veggies.
Also I eat every 2-3 hours. I get hungry often and I find by eating every 2-3 hours it keeps me satisfied longer. Also my days are long, I wake up at 5am everyday and eat dinner at 7pm so I have to stretch my points out to keep me going all day :)
1/3 cup gluten free quick cooking oats with 2/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk, frozen peaches, and cinnamon - 4 points plus
Coffee with fat free non dairy creamer and truvia - 1 points plus
Snacks before lunch:
grapes - 0 points plus
egg white quiche - 2 points plus
Salad with grilled chicken and fat free dijon dressing - 6 points plus
orange - 0 points plus
Snacks before dinner:
Corn thins - 2 points plus
Carrot sticks and 1 tablespoon of hummus mixed with 2 tablespoons of fresh salsa - 1 points plus
Extend Bar post workout - 4 points plus
Turkey breast chop baked with Mrs. Dash - 6 points plus
Steamed vegetables and veggie shreds cheese - 1 points plus
Apple with peanut butter 2 - 2 points plus
That is just one day. My days are usually similar. I like to keep my whole grain serving early in the morning because it keeps me satisfied and fuels my workout later in the day. Lately I have been working out after work. Sometimes I do workout early in the morning before work. It all depends on my schedule and what is planned for the day.
here a few pics of my recent dinners. My daytime meals are usually similar but at night I get creative and roast veggies and lean protein and try cooking it different ways.
What does your tracker look like? How do you like to track?