Calorie-wise, today was fairly good – but in terms of content it was actually pretty dismal. In my defence, the kids go back to school tomorrow and it was “last few treats, what do you want to eat” scenario. As I eat with the children and don’t really fancy making separate meals (or have the willpower to abstain) this made today’s food fairly nutritionally empty.
I’ll put a few notes at the bottom by way of explanation too.
|Meal||Food | Drink||Calories|
|Breakfast||BREAD White, Toasted||133|
|MARMALADE Orange, Shredless, Average||26|
|Cup of Tea||49|
|Lunch||BREAD White, Medium Sliced||214|
|JAM Strawberry, Average||25|
|Nestle ICE LOLLY Fab||78|
|Afternoon Tea||Burton’s BISCUITS Jammie Dodgers||170|
|Cup of Tea||49|
|Dinner||Pork loin chop, boneless lean only, grilled||131|
|Sainsbury’s MUSTARD Dijon, French||7|
|Cabbage savoy, steamed||5|
|POTATOES New, Baby, Average||83|
|Bisto GRAVY Granules, Made Up||21|
|Late||CRANBERRIES Dried, Sweetened, Average||134|
|Cadbury CHOCOLATE Dairy Milk (20g)||105|
|Cadbury HOT CHOCOLATE Instant Break||119|
|Exercise||Exercise Bike (5 min warmup)||-54|
|Strength Training (20 mins)||-139|
Note 1: My cups of tea are fairly high cal because, while I don’t have milk, I have THREE sugars in them (blush). I’ve experimented with lowering this and I’ve just ended up disliking tea. I also don’t like artificial sweeteners (I’m asthmatic and react to some brands of sweetener). My compromise is I’m trying to limit myself to 2 cups of tea a day maximum.
Note 2: My lunch looks absolutely atrocious written down. We have white bread only in the house because youngest son can’t tolerate too much fibre in his diet (let’s just say, it’s not pretty). It is home-baked though if that’s any consolation (although probably worse as getting an even slice is a nightmare).
Note 3: I should have learned from yesterday just to skip the jammie dodgers. I don’t even really like them that much, but I was hungry and that’s what the kids were having. I’m not going to buy any more of them, it’s daft.
Note 4: Dinner was more “normal” and a fairly typical meal for us. All the cal counts for veg are raw rather than steamed, but I figured that given the low numbers it would be a good enough guesstimate.
Note 5: I haven’t actually drunk the hot chocolate yet – it’s part of my night-time routine, so I’ve been adding it in early so I don’t forget to count the calories!