So in the last post, I talked about tracking. I was already seeing a difference.
Now, it’s been a week, and overall I am down 6 lbs. Of course, I don’t expect this to continue week after week, but this really points out the difference that tracking/logging your food intake can make.
One of the things that tracking did was help point out to me exactly how expensive in terms of calories some of the food are, and how my habits were allowing too much caloric intake. For example, I really like Heavy Whipping Cream in my coffee. As I drink a lot of coffee, and each cup was well inundated with Heavy Whipping Cream – my morning caloric load was really high. To be honest, and I don’t want to be, I bet at times I was reaching almost 1000 calories JUST in my morning coffee ritual. Not a great place to be if I am trying to lose weight. Now, I am looking at 300 – 500 calories in simply using a tablespoon of Heavy Whipping Cream in each cup of coffee. Before it was at least two tablespoons, maybe more.
If I simply decided to forgo as much coffee (and the needed HWC), I would certainly find it easier to lose. This concept is tickling at my mind – perhaps only one cup of coffee per day? This would basically result in 3000 fewer calories a week, which is more calories than I even eat in a single day.
For now, I am pleased. I am headed back down again. I’ll keep you posted.