How do you keep track?

For the past few weeks I have been keeping track of my food intake and counting calories.  MyfitnessPal is everything in life right now!  

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I don’t think it's working right, I mean how do eat all my calories for the day by 10 am….?  Oh, that's not the app’s fault, but mine? Ohhhh….  So clearly I lost touch with portion sizes.  I think portion control is one of the key players in maintaining weight loss. (This is what I imagine as I have never be able to maintain weight loss, probably because I struggle with portions...maybe) Having portion control is huge, it's amazing how small some portions seem now that I am counting calories.  Cereal in particular is deceiving, what I think is a bowl of cereal is sometimes two and half servings which ends up being around 500 calories.  After I account for milk and my coffee with cream my morning can be around 600 calories!!!  I would be okay with that if it was nutrient dense, but I don’t think sweetened wheatfuls(frosted mini wheat in name brand) is jam packed full of health!  Re-teaching myself how to eat is a struggle, especially when Myfitnesspal lies to me? ;)

 when you try to video chat with your mom but your son want to show off his dinosaurs

when you try to video chat with your mom but your son want to show off his dinosaurs

 

When I am trying to lose weight I get so caught up in calories that if it doesn’t have an accurate calorie count I can’t eat it!  How will I know how many calories I have left, how will I lose weight!?  Tonight for example, I made one of our freezer meals and of course there is not a nutrition label on it, so instead of having a normal portion I had a bigger one…. Thankfully I did not eat enough for two high school football players but I did have a bigger one than was necessary.  Ugh!  It was a pasta ravioli!  Who could blame me! (Side note, I am watching a TV show right now with child births and the mother is having a c-section where the mother has preeclampsia and I am sobbing!  Sobbing right now!  That was the position I was in) Okay back to stupid carbs.  Weight loss is a journey is the lesson I have to learn.

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How do you keep track of portions? Do you count calories? Macros? Smaller plate sizes? Let me know in the comment section below, I need all the help I can get!

 

Paula

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