Saturday, March 14, 2009
On a normal weekend I usually don't eat breakfast and mostly don't eat lunch, although sometimes I will, depending on what I'm doing - like if I'm going to be really active I'll eat lunch, if I'm just hanging around the house, I'll snack on stuff throughout the day until I make dinner....I realized today, after tracking what I ate, that I need to make a change to that.
After eating dinner and logging my nutrition into SP I realized that I was way below my calorie intake (as well as everything else) for the day, by over 400! I ended up having to go back and snack on some fruit and a popsicle just to get my calorie count up, and I still didn't meet my goal. I didn't realize by skipping meals it would make it harder to reach my nutritional goals (I know that sounds really dumb!)...but this is the first weekend I've been tracking my calories on SP and even though I counted them myself before I joined SP, I just didn't realize you can't get all your calories in one meal...especially when I'm trying to eat a lot more low-cal and low-fat foods, maybe that's my issue....that I'm use to more calories and fat in foods?
I don't know how important it is to meet all my nutritional goals each day, but the past few days I've been struggling with eating all my calories...I seem to come up just under my daily goal, which surprises me with how much I'm eating....it's definitely something I'm going to have to work on!