Breakfast: Morningstar sausage patty, one scrambled egg, a third of a slice of cheese, 2 NutriGrain waffles, 1 tbsp syrup, 4 apple slices
Lunch: basmati rice, okra, corn, and tomatoes
Dinner: broccoli and cheese soup, saltines
Water: 1 gallon
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 slices of whole wheat bread, one slice American cheese, one plum
Lunch: 1 cup grapes, 7 strawberries, 1 apple, i tablespoon natural peanut butter
Dinner: 1/4 cup corn, 1/4 cup cabbage, 1/2 cup red beans, 1/2 cup rice
Water: 1 gallon
For breakfast I had 2 scrambled eggs, toast, one slice of cheese, one tablespoon of butter, and a sliced pear
For lunch I had broccoli and cheddar soup with a garden salad with oil and vinegar dressing
For dinner I had red beans, basmati rice, and cabbage.
I am finally getting a handle on portion sizes so I know when enough is enough. The only problem is unplanned meals. Today I went to McAlister’s Deli and I wasn’t able to research their calorie counts before I went. Since I wasn’t sure, I stuck with a salad and soup. It worked out.
I always ate wrong, not bad but wrong. I was trained to eat wrong. The biggest part of my meal was meat, then came starch, and last was vegetables. With this template, I was bound to overeat and not even know it. When I became a vegetarian, I still had the same set-up as it relates to how I plated food. Now I know that I had it backwards. The vegetables should be at least 50% of your plate, then meat, and then carbohydrates. As a vegetarian, I have 75% vegetables and 25% carbohydrates. So for dinner I had cabbage, corn, and just a bit of rice. Now that I’ve learned how to break up my plate, hopefully I will be able to break up this weight.
And of course drinking a lot of water is key.
I’ve been chronicling what I eat on another goal; however, I realized that my food journal is more appropriate on this goal. I’ll pick up where I left off…
Today, I also realized that I should write my daily food intake at the end of the day instead of the beginning. But I’ve had lunch anyway, so here’s that:
Lunch: margherita flatbread and broccoli and cheese soup.
There used to be a time when soup automatically meant three or four packs of saltine crackers. Today it meant one. I’ve also drank 96 ounces of water so far and I still have another 32 coming for dinner. I think I’m doing well with eating better.