Having had a hard time to make healthy choices and to exercise portion control lately, I decided to do a photo (b)log of my food today. I have seen several other people do it before and never really understood why people did that, until now!
Although I keep my nutrition tracker public, having made this commitment really boosted my consciousness about what, when and how much I was eating. It helped me be aware of both my food and my feelings about the food and eating today. So here goes:
Breakfast was a pure fruit and berry smoothie in a bowl, topped with my own mix of muesli, cereals and seeds:
I then went out to watch a carnival parade and brought a bottle of water, a thermos of tea, and two pieces of fruit:
It was afternoon before I got around to lunch, and I made a two-egg omelette with red onions and chives, steamed broccoli with mayo-mustard sauce:
I know that many people would never go to the movies by themselves. I've never had a problem with that. However, I wasn't going to be the person going by herself, whipping out a camera and taking pictures of her popcorn! So I snuck into the bathroom to snap this one - I only had one child-size popcorn and a diet soda (not two - that's the mirror):
Later in the evening, I had some carrots and crackers with avocado, salsa and low-fat cheese, quickly zapped in the microwave oven:
These meals brought my daily intake within range for fats and carbs, but slightly below for proteins and overall calories. I'm very pleased with the effect it had on my choices today.