Attempting balanced eating.

January 10, 2011

Today I’m tracking my food intake to make sure I’m getting enough ( or close to enough) protein, fiber, carbohydrates and fat every day.  It’s been a rather busy day so I haven’t had time to make much in terms of meals, but that will probably lead to a more accurate reading of how I am in my day to day habits.

Early Morning-

  • medium sized apple- 80 calories, 0g fat, 21g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 4g fiber
  • half an ounce of cashews- 80 calories, 6.5g fat, 4.5g carbohydrates, 2g protein, .5 g   fiber

Late morning-

  • two slices of bread (ezekiel 4:9) – 160 calories, 1g fat, 30g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 6g fiber
  • tablespoon of almond butter- 95 calories, 8.5 g fat, 3g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 1.5 g fiber
  • 1 3/4 cup broccoli- 95 calories, 1g fat, 19.5 g carbohydrates, 7g protein, 9g fiber

Early Afternoon-

  • soy yogurt (whole soy & co) 150 calories, 3 g fat, 28g carbohydrates, 6 g protein, 2g fiber
  • blood orange- 70 calories,0 g fat, 16g carbohydrates,  1g protein, 3 grams fiber
  • one ounce of chestnuts (asian) 70 calories, .3 g fat, 13g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 0g fiber


  • 1 1/2 c baked ziti made by my lovely girlfriend (pictured below) 350 calories, 8g fat, 39g carbohydrates, 16g protein, 7g fiber
  • 4 blocks of chocolate ( green and black hazlenut currant) 75 calories, 4.5g fat, 7g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 1g fiber


(daiya cheese makes everything better)

Totals:  1185 calories,  32.8 g fat, 181 g carbohydrates, 47g protein, 34 g fiber

What I’m supposed to have a day:

1325-1570 calories, 43-50g fat,  210-250g carbohydrates, 55-75g protein, 25g fiber

So far so good actually I need to eat at least  140 calories, 10g fat, 29 g carbohydrates, 8g of protein and I’m beyond done with fiber….looks like its late night snack time!


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