Calorie Counters - Post what you ate yesterday (with cal counts!)




eclipse
02-19-2010, 05:47 PM
I thought it might be fun for everyone to post exactly what they journalled yesterday (even if you had a "bad" day) to see what other calorie counters were up to.

Here's mine:

Breakfast:
Vanilla and Almond Special k - 1 1/ cups: 220 cal
Fat Free milk - 1 cup - 80 cal
Water- 8 oz

Breakfast total: 300 cal

Morning Snack:

Coffee and Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer: 122 cal
water: 24 oz

Morning Snack Total: 122 cal

Lunch:
Eating Right Turkey Lasagna: 370 cal
Diet Pepsi: 12 oz: 0 cal

Lunch total:370 cal

Afternoon Snack:
Diet Pepsi: 12 oz: 0 cal
Cahsews: 1/3 cup: 299 cal

Snack total: 299 cal

Dinner:
Eating Right Chicken Poblano meal: 310 calories
water- 8 oz

Dinner total: 310 calories

Evening Snack:

water: 16 oz
Hunts Snack Pack chocolate pudding: 120 cal
diet pepsi: 12 oz: 0 cal

Snack total: 120 cal

Daily Total: 1521 cal

This is a typical day for me in some respects, atypical in others. I try to only eat one frozen meal for either lunch or dinner, and I usually add a lot more fresh fruits and veggies, and drink more water. I hurt my back yesterday, though, so I stuck to things my nine year old could handle making/bringing to me. The calorie count is about what I usually aim for, though I didn't have any excercise at all due to being flat on my back.


ncuneo
02-19-2010, 05:58 PM
Breakfast
Apple "nut" Bread (It's a low GI recipe with flaxseed for the "nut", wheat germ and egg beaters for protein w/ some extra protein in the form of a FF Cream Cheese frosting): 341
Coffee and SF Hazelnut Creamer: 120
Total 461

Lunch
Meat Loaf: 238
Carrots (8) Celery and Humus: 88
Total: 326

Snack
Apple w/ Almond Butter: 299
Wheat Thins (6): 70
Total: 369

Dinner
White Chili: 285
Brocolli and Cauliflower: 48
Total 333

Snack
Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich 140

Total 1630
This is an average day for me (I zig zag).

Forgot to add Water, Water, Water. I am for 100 oz.

srmb60
02-19-2010, 06:10 PM
If someone has a fitday.com account and has made it public and linked it here, you can click on the link in their profile and see exactly what they eat ... any day.

And no ... yesterday was not typical ;)


fruitlady
02-19-2010, 08:15 PM
Breakfast- 1/4 c. bran flakes+1/4 c. of fiber cereal mixed, mixed berries on the cereal, 1/4 c. f.f milk, 2 peaches,1 plum, 3 strawberries, 1 banana = 500 cal. Lunch- a fat free yogurt w/ mixed berries and f.f whipped cream, 1 kiwi, 1 clementine, 1 peach = 300 cal. Dinner- 3 oz. skinless chicken, 1/2c. brussel sprouts and grapes.= 170 cal. Grapes and strawberries for a snack later= 80 cal. Total of 1050 cal.

Passionista
02-19-2010, 08:41 PM
I'm still amazed that I can eat this much good food and lose weight! After increasing my calories at the urging of the RD, I am losing better than before!

Kefir and blueberries=175 calories

Tempeh, broccoli, kale and onions and extra virgin coconut oil=300 calories

Black beans, brown rice, romaine, salsa (3 kinds), guacamole=400 calories

Walnuts, hummus, cucumbers, celery and baby carrots=225 calories

Arugula, chickpea, baby tomato, cucumber, sliced almonds, black olive and beet salad with pomegranate vinaigrette=300 calories

Chocolate soy milk=100 calories

Roasted Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, red onion, garlic and red potatoes with baked tofu=400 calories

Smoothie made with soy milk, mango, strawberries, spinach, orange juice, ground flax and hemp seeds=200 calories

Thai curried vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, onion, baby bok choy) with quinoa and white beans=400 calories

AutumnSky
02-19-2010, 09:22 PM
pretty typical day for me ...

Breakfast:
Jimmy Dean D-Lights egg white, canadian bacon, & cheese on whole wheat english muffin; Coffee with skim milk and 2 splenda; gummy vitamins; water = 260 cal

Snack:
Coffee with skim milk, sugar free caramel syrup, and splenda = 20 cal

Lunch:
3 cups romaine lettuce, carrots, tomato, green onions, 2.5oz grilled chicken, 1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese, 1 tbsp bacon crumbles, 2 tbsp light ranch, & slice of light rye bread = 365 cal

Snack:
motts plus antioxidants pomegranate apple sauce, water = 50 cal

Dinner:
1 serving of turkey enchilada casserole, 2 tbsp reduced fat sour cream, can of diet soda, water = 490 cal

Snack:
WW mint chocolate ice cream cone = 140 cal

TOTAL = 1325

Pacifica Bee
02-20-2010, 12:06 AM
This is semi-typical for me (my FitDay is clickable on the left, too). I usually try to get 1400 kcals a day, and probably should have had another snack at some point:

Breakfast Tea Spiced Apple Oatmeal w/ flax and chia seeds
Snack 1 clementine and a big mug of green tea
Lunch Honey & Cashew Butter Sandwich on low-cal whole wheat & 2 c. mixed veggie salad (my salads have 12-15 veggies)
Snack bottle of organic coconut water w/ pulp
Dinner Salmon-Veggie bake w/ tomato, red onion, and sunchokes, & 2 c. mixed veggie salad w/ Dijon-Horseradish dressing

total: 1139

mulder1921
02-20-2010, 01:43 PM
Breakfast
2c. Cheerios
1 c. Skim milk
32 oz. water
290cals

Lunch @12
Veggie burger on lite multigrain bun
1 slice cheese
Cucumber-1/2
@3
L.C. Ravioli
32 oz. water
558 cals

Dinner
Turkey burger with american cheese on multigrain bun
5 oz. baked fries
2 T. BBQ sauce
678cals

Snacks
Fiber 1 bar
1 oz. skittles
276 cals

Total
1801

Pretty typical day except for the skittles. Found them in my car and couldn't resist. I knew how much was in the bag since I had weighed them out for step-son. ( he likes my digital food scale). I aim for a 1000 cal deficit a day ( i usually burn between 2900 and 3100)

Zimzim
02-20-2010, 03:36 PM
Breakfast: 231cals
turkey sandwich (2 slices of split top wheat 140c, one slice of turkey 21c)
string cheese 70c

Snack: 140cals
1 serving of sunchips (THEY ARE DELICIOUS ^-^)

Lunch: 472cals
1.5 cups whole wheat rotini 315c
1.5 cups of homemade sauce with roasted red peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and onions 134c
1/2 tbsp of parmesan cheese 23c

Snack: 242 cals
1/3 cup dried cranberries 120c
1/3 candy bar left over from vday 122c

Dinner: 323cals
Apple 33c
pb(94c)+j(56c) on wheat (140c) (try the reduced fat jif! it tastes like the peanut butter in peanut butter m&ms!)

Total 1408cals

I have a question though, my fitday (I use the pc version) says I burn between 3000-3400cals a day (bigger number is my weekend cals) but I usually eat 1400-1800 cals a day. Is this deficit (1600-2000) no good? I was eating even less in the beginning because I wasn't used to frequent meals and wasn't calorie counting, so I didn't know how little I was actually getting in. I don't want to stall my metabolism :-/

eclipse
02-20-2010, 03:54 PM
zimzim, I thin if you're losing weight consistently and you aren't feeling hungry, then you're probably at the right level. I stopped losing weight a couple of weeks ago when I let my calories drift down around 1200 a day (The Daily Plate suggest 1865 cals for me for 2 lbs/week loss). I've upped my calories to around 1500 and the weight is just falling off me again. (as an aside, I think this is why diets haven't worked for me in the past - I was eating too little!). At this point, I'm going to stay at around 1500 because I'm losing and because I feel like I'll throw up if I eat any more! (Really, I'm pretty much NEVER hungry anymore). If I hit another plateau, I'll start playing with the calories again.

mulder1921
02-20-2010, 05:22 PM
For me a defecit of between 800-1200 calories a day equals about a 1.5-3 # a week. I had 2 weeks of being sick and was very dehydrated and a couch potato, so it through my progress off a bit, but no I'm back on track with the water and movement.

I agree, if you are still losing and not starving, keep doing what you're doing. You will eventually have to cut down on the calories when you get lower in weight, so take advantage of the higher calories while you have them!

three herring
02-21-2010, 09:50 AM
I list my foods everyday in my journal in my sig. So far my average for February is 1172 calories, for the entire diet, it is 1291 calories daily (includes the holidays too!) I count every bite.

fruitlady
02-21-2010, 06:00 PM
I average between 1050 and 1200 cal a day. 1050 causes great weight loss for me, I am very active and I still feel good and energetic with that amount.

missyRxOx
02-23-2010, 01:42 AM
breakfast:
special k berries cereal: 180 cals
skim milk: 45 cals

lunch:
yogurt - 35 cals
banana - 125 cals (is this even right? i found so many different cals.. oh well, better to overestimate than under!)
granola bar - 100 cals

*fyi, my "lunch" was only banana and yogurt during my break at work. the granola bar was a snack before i started because if i go more than 3 hours eating my blood glucose level spikes and i get headaches... and this was a 12:30 - 5:30 shift

dinner:
stirfry w/ 3/4 cup indian basmati rice - 500 cals (i overestimated just in case!)

snacks:
popcorn - 300 (overestimated once again, just in case!)
one slice french bread - 180 - (yes.. i caved in on this one! and i overestimated JUST IN CASE!)

*i have an early shift tomorrow (7:30am) so i usually have more healthy snacks such as fruits or veggies.. but i'm going to bed early and decided to spend some of my extra calories on popcorn which i've been craving for the past 2 weeks! but it's okay, because i'm still 10g under my fat and 228 calories under for my day!

MakingSkinny
02-23-2010, 06:08 AM
I'm a really boring eater. I'm perfectly happy eating the same (or very similar) things every day.

Breakfast is always a bowl of cereal with skim milk. (190-230 cal)

Lunch is almost always 2 chicken burgers:
- 2 burgers (Compliments Jr. brand @ 50 cal ea.)
- 2 slices whole grain toast cut in half for buns (150-170 cal)
- portion of laughing cow cheese divided for both (65 cal)
- lettuce (small amount, don't count)
- teeny bit of cal-reduced mayo (30 cal)
- mustard
- some sort of fruit (80-100 cal)
TOTAL for lunch: 425-465. On the rare day I have something different, I try to keep my lunch to no more than 450 cal.

Snack: Some sort of Fiber 1 granola bar, eaten after the day's workout. 140-150 cal.

Supper is almost always a meat (usually chicken, or lean ground beef in a casserole/sauce), a starch (potatoes, whole wheat pasta, brown rice) and a bunch of veggies. Supper calorie count is generally between 450-600.

So by supper, by daily calorie count is between 1205-1445. I've been zig zagging, and my daily goal ranges from 1300-1650, so those extra calories each day come from an extra snack or two, maybe a glass of chocolate milk, an extra portion of a favourite at supper. That sort of thing.

Told you I'm a boring eater LOL

Catarinacat
02-23-2010, 07:55 AM
Here's what I ate yesterday. I don't actually measure my food so this is just a rough estimate.

Breakfast:
Skim milk with Nestle Fitness Honey and Almond cereals (200 cal)

Morning snack:
Apple with skin (72 cal)
Gum (3 cal)

Lunch:
Home-made salad - Roasted pork sirloin, half a tomato, 4 olives (250 cal)
Banana (121 cal)

Afternoon snack:
Bread with cheese and turkey ham (210 cal)
Lowfat strawberry yogurt (51 cal)
Nestle Fitness chocolate cereal bar (90 cal)

Dinner:
Bean soup (250 cal)
Chicken (211 cal) [I stuggled with translation so I'll post a picture of what I mean by chicken when I can]
Half of a cooked apple (50 cal)

Total: 1508

choirgirlhotel
02-23-2010, 02:45 PM
I'm still amazed that I can eat this much good food and lose weight! After increasing my calories at the urging of the RD, I am losing better than before!

Kefir and blueberries=175 calories

Tempeh, broccoli, kale and onions and extra virgin coconut oil=300 calories

Black beans, brown rice, romaine, salsa (3 kinds), guacamole=400 calories

Walnuts, hummus, cucumbers, celery and baby carrots=225 calories

Arugula, chickpea, baby tomato, cucumber, sliced almonds, black olive and beet salad with pomegranate vinaigrette=300 calories

Chocolate soy milk=100 calories

Roasted Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, red onion, garlic and red potatoes with baked tofu=400 calories

Smoothie made with soy milk, mango, strawberries, spinach, orange juice, ground flax and hemp seeds=200 calories

Thai curried vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, onion, baby bok choy) with quinoa and white beans=400 calories

WOW, I love your meal plan, it sounds amazingly yummy!

And I just want to say, thanks to everyone who posts their meal plans. I'm trying to cut back my calories and get a strict 1300 calorie plan going, so it really helps to have an idea of what others are eating.

~CGH~

Passionista
02-23-2010, 03:14 PM
Thanks, CGH! (I LOVE Tori Amos, her older stuff, really).

Today so far:

Edamame, brown rice, onion, green onion, carrot, corn, water chestnut, green bean, garlic, ginger and chili oil=300 calories

Broccoli, sweet potato, mashed potatoes, Gardein "chicken"=500 calories

Spring mix, spinach, carrots, cucumber, onion, kalamata olive, walnut, beet and chickpea salad with a lemon garlic dressing=300 calories

parkedout
02-23-2010, 03:20 PM
My food yesterday:

Breakfast (515a)
1 pc toast 95
yogurt 170
water (17) 0

Snack (1030a)
PB Crackers 220
diet mt dew 0

Lunch (noon)
soup 240
water (17) 0
gum 5

Supper(530p)
chicken breast 160
green beans 20
mashed potatoes 200
poptart 200

Total:1310