Earlier in the day (on Sat.) I read my trainers critique of my food log for the past 3 days. He has urged me to eat more calories and up the veggie intake.
“I was very careful to err on the heavy side and I still only came up with 1,223 calories for day 1. That is way too low. Also, you only have 26 grams of carbs, not including your honey mustard dressing. If you are suffering from lack of energy, the first thing to do is increase your carbs. Try to get between 50 and 70 per day (I'm talking to Lena here!).
Your sleep looks great, so lets start with just adding a bunch more vegetable and getting some more calories and not changing anything else yet. We need to do this systematically. One change at a time. “ ~ Jason S, EPLifeFit Trainer
Sadly, my trainer overestimated my caloric intake for Wed. Here are my stats according to FitDay.
Eating enough food has always been a challenge for me. In fact, I agree that it may be a big culprit in my current decline of health.
I kept his advice in the back of my mind the entire day. I didn’t want to change anything, I just wanted to be aware of what I ate, when I ate, and why I ate.
I realized that I’m waiting to eat when I’m hungry, have energy to get my food, and or the time. I tend to stay away from foods that require some prep in fear that the prepping will zap my energy.
My finances may be another factor in my current diet. I’m currently very limited financially and that has greatly affected the food that is available on any given day. I have help from my family and that goes a long way. I’m learning how to stretch the budget. I often set my mind on the ideal food choice, if that doesn’t fit within my budget, then I opt for the secondary choice that fits within the guidelines. This usually means that I end up with some sub-standard form of protein.
Fruits and veggies are a different story. My father brings a bag of fresh produce to my home on a daily basis. Still, I can never keep up with my kid’s veggie and fruit intake.
In conclusion, I have real limitations. Yet, I desire to do what is necessary to get healthy. I pray for His providence and grace.