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do you really count?? do we really count??

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Calories?
Fat?
Carbs?
Whatever it is that you count, or spark. Do we really do it right? I am sure that most of us are off by a few calories daily.
Sometimes I know for a fact I am off by 100, and some days I know that I am off by even more.
Yesterday for example, I forgot to spark a sweet tea I had purchased in the supermarket and drank on the way home.
Completely forgot about it.
Today, I had a couple of spoonfuls of rice, and had forgot to spark it with my dinner.
So, it just got me to thinking, I added probably 200 calories to my daily intake.
I spark around 1300 a day, but in reality, most days I might be taking in up to 300 more.
So, should I cut my spark calorie limit to 1000??? For the ones I forget to spark?
I know I am eating way too many calories.
And breaking down my calories by meal, I see I am getting most of my calories in my latest meal of the day.
I feel I should change that and get my bigger amount of calories midday and less for dinner and leave calories for my snack.
That way I am not going over my calories later in the day.
Of course, that is the rational persons way of thinking and if one followed that, might be a good plan.
My fear is, I will eat all the calories for lunch, then still end up eating more later in the day so I end up going over anyway.
I exercised today, had a decent little workout.
Wonder just how many of those extra calories I even burned.
My guess, not that many.
But at least I am aware.
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  • GORDON66
    In the end, you just have to come as close as you can to a calorie count. I make almost all of my meals. When I stew, soup, chili, etc., I always throw in extra veggies, so the recipe calorie count is never accurate. As long as you're honest with yourself, you just have to do the best you can.
    2272 days ago
  • AMYBUTLER10
    Just being aware is such a key! I try to spark every single thing I eat. Earlier this week, I added 9 calories worth of sour cream to a meal, and I found myself thinking that it wasn't really worth sparking. But if I get out of the habit of putting in EVERYTHING, it wouldn't be long before I would skip whole meals, and then quit all together.

    2272 days ago
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