Therefore, the next best thing for me to do is count calories. I want to be able to be honest in noting all that I eat and to be consistent in tracking it daily. I'm hoping the total for the day is 2000 or less. I figured Monday at 1575, but today at 2150 (ouch!). It was probably the Coors Original Beer (144 calories). I am generally rounding up the numbers if I'm unsure of the actual, so the actual count might be less. I suppose that I need to eat more apples, bananas and pears...
The methodology I used is to add the calories of all the items we used, total them and divide by the number of servings for my calorie count. I made a frittata yesterday, so the measurement went like this:
Two eggs, large: 75 calories each, 150 total, 75 per serving
One baked potato: 160 calories total, 80 per serving
Two Tbsp. Butter: 160 calories total, 80 per serving
One Oz Cheddar: 115 calories, 58 per serving
The mushrooms, 2% milk (1 Tbsp. only) and Basil leaves added 15alories. Add gape juice (8 oz, 160 cal.), whole wheat toast (2 slices, 180 cal.) and Shedd’s Spread (1 Tbsp., 60 cal.). This made yesterday’s breakfast total 675 calories. Is this good? Should it be less?
I bought the book at Barnes&Noble, and am using the calorie counts in this diary and a couple of good calorie count web sites. All in all, this will be a reasonable test of my integrity!