“Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.” – Solomon Short
One of the things that tracking my calories helps me realize is what I don’t know. For example: Monday night, I was watching television and there was a commercial for “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.” Ostensibly, that commercial should have been an enticement for me to buy that product. It wasn’t however. All it made me want was the blueberry muffin that they were using the spread on. So on the way to work yesterday morning, I stopped at 7-Eleven and got a blueberry muffin and a small cup of french vanilla flavored “cappuccino”.
When I got to work, I went to MyFitnessPal and plugged in the calorie information before I ate it. The muffin had over 500 calories, and the coffee over 300. I was a little bit surprised, but it reinforced how important it is for me to know exactly what is that I’m eating. What I decided to do was only eat half the muffin. I’m glad that I had only gotten a small cup of coffee, because I usually go with the extra large 24 oz size. I was able to structure the rest of the day so that I didn’t go over my calorie goals, and came in under my goals on everything except fat.
Calorie diary – 6/2/15
Total consumed: 1275
1. This is adjusted by MyFitnessPal for the exercise that I entered.