So, what have I been doing, besides working, school (May 25th can't get here soon enough), chauffeuring the kids to their various events? Well, I've gotten onto calorie count dot com and have started (finally) logging my food. I've been honest too. My two biggest surprises?
I don't get enough fats
you're kidding me right?
and I consume an extreme amount of sodium.
The sodium thing freaked me out because I never add salt to anything. Probably because there's already so much salt in everything.
First day I logged in? 425%
I kid you not.
No wonder my feet were swelling like crazy.
I've got myself down to 195% and am feeling good about that.
That lower fat/cal sausage mcmuffin wannabe? Got a D on the Caloriecount website...why? because of the sodium (and probably other stuff). I'll have to be really good about the rest of the day....like say lay off the California Rolls (I figured, brown rice, awesome, right? -- uh no ridiculously high in sodium).
I have also yet to get in my required potassium.
(thank goodness for multi-vitamins)
The good news....
I'm good with protein and seem to always get enough calcium and vitamin A.
When you started exploring your diet more carefully did any of you have any 'aha' eye-opening moments?