Saturday, February 6, 2010

Preface to "Keeping it Real Week - My Take on Healthy Eating"

This was more of an undertaking than I expected. I'm a grazer which made for a lot of pictures.

You'll see how this busy, health conscious mom eats. I'm not advocating it's what you should be eating. Far from that! What's important is trying your best to do right.

Photo-journaling your food is even more powerful than seeing it in print. The high and low points become quite obvious. I hope to make some manageable refinements by the end of this.

Let's lay the groundwork first:

  • I'm 5' 2" and have a healthy BMI of 19.6. I'm settled in my "happy place", meaning I'm in maintenance mode now. To keep feeling my best, the goal is not to fluctatuate more than a few pounds in either direction. I mainly rely on how my clothes fit as a gage, but also weigh in each morning and watch for trends.

  • I don't count calories, just make balanced choices with a focus on high fiber, nutrient rich foods. Guestimating, I eat around 2,000-2,200 calories a day.

  • I have a desk job. However, I'm almost always on my feet at home chasing after the little one and taking care of the house. Plus I'm following this training schedule to prepare for a half marathon.

  • I don't measure my food. When I started paying closer attention to my diet years ago I did. I'm pretty good at eyeing portions now. Scale is lost in some of the pictures and I'll list a serving size in those instances.

    Check in tomorrow for the first post in the series.
  • 2 comments:

    1. just from looking at your food choices, nutrient rich during the day you are not :o)

      leave those vending machine crackers ALONE! Make your own with some whole grain crackers and organic PB if you must!

      and stay away from any of those boxed meals honey!! make extra of your dinner, and bring to work!

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    2. just from looking at your food choices, nutrient rich during the day you are not :o)

      leave those vending machine crackers ALONE! Make your own with some whole grain crackers and organic PB if you must!

      and stay away from any of those boxed meals honey!! make extra of your dinner, and bring to work!

      ReplyDelete