The trainer also told me that on average, when counting calories, most people underestimate their intake by 24%! You would also be surprised at how many calories you eat when you keep track of EVERYTHING you put in your mouth for a day. I use a handy-dandy program called "Calorie King Nutrion and Exercise Monitor." It's a computer program that helps you easily, and when I say easily I mean it, track your calories, water intake and exercise. There are tons of programs an aps like that out there--you should be able to find one you like, if not there's always the 'ol pen and paper.
So I challenge you to keep diligent track of your calorie intake for an entire day. Here's mine from today:
Did you notice I ate a snickers bar today--yup, I did, it was one of those days, and I am definitely an emotional eater. Overall not that bad of a day, 1511 calories, normally to maintain weight without regular exercise I need to keep below 1800.
Try doing this for one day, send me a note and let me know how you did! You'll be surprised at how much you eat (and drink)!
I'm hoping to loose 1.5 lbs or more this week. We;ll see--I intend to eat cake for Mimi's party!
Have a great week guys!