Counting the Days, Counting Calories
I’m getting married in June. Like most brides, I’m trying to slim down a little before the big day. To do so, I’ve started counting calories so I can be sure to stay within a targeted amount each day. Using a handy app on my smart phone, it doesn’t take very long to enter how many calories I’ve eaten – and by dinner time, I know exactly how many calories I have left to consume.
I’ve never kept track of everything I eat – what an eye-opening experience it’s been! I can eat a whole cup of broccoli for 25 calories, 15 grapes for 30 calories, or save up for my favorite omelet at a restaurant chain for 1,275 calories. I’ve been weighing 4-oz. portions of lean meat and exercising my mental math skills trying to figure out how many calories are in a cup of my favorite slow cooker chili.
McDonald’s is making it easier for their customers to count calories, too. Just recently, they announced a new initiative to list the calorie counts for each item on their menu.
I know that just counting calories isn’t going to magically make me fit into my wedding dress, make me live longer or take the place of a healthy diet and exercise. But, it helps keep my diet on track, especially when I get a craving to stop by the frozen custard shop on my way home!
Do you count calories or keep track of what you eat?
Posted by Abby.