So, as promised, I faithfully tracked all day! All I did was take pictures and a few notes while I went yesterday, then this morning I calculated the calorie estimates using the LiveStrong My Plate.
I definitely still had a pretty consistent snack attack after dinner last night, despite my best efforts to restrain myself. I thought it was lack of willpower, but after looking at my calorie counts I am wondering if it’s actually because I didn’t eat enough during the day…
JUN 11, 2012
Smoothie with banana, strawberries, blueberries, mango, plain fat free Greek yogurt, flax and unsweetened almond milk
Breakfast Calorie estimate – 280
Almonds w sea salt
Snack Calorie estimate - 70
Tj's grilled chicken strips, yellow rice, steamed broccoli
Lunch Calorie estimate - 230
Chicken sausage, brown rice, salad w ranch and a crushed GF bagel chip
large glass red wine (pictured below, with less than where I started)
Dinner Calorie estimate - 530
Mini banana coconut muffin (recipe coming Friday!)
Honey nut chex and Annie's GF bunny cookies
9:30pm - (not pictured)
10 reduced fat kettle chips
4 tortilla chips
Post-dinner total Calorie estimate – 290
TOTAL CALORIES 1400
Pretty good total, especially considering I did some pretty vigorous (for me) strength training and my training run at the gym. There are plenty of days I have not been this low though – there were a couple times I thought about grabbing something to eat, then I didn’t feel like going to get my phone to take a picture! So the food diary kinda works in that way too
After looking at my day and considering the reasons for my late-night snacking, my next step will be to add in a couple healthy snacks during the day to see if that helps me control myself later on from reaching for the treats. I also think I need more fruits, veggies and protein, so I’m going to focus on those three elements for my snacks.
Any other late-night snackers out there that have successfully kicked the habit?