After reading this post on Steve and Paula Runyan's blog about the food pyramid, I was curious to see how many calories I consume in a normal day, as well as the ratios of certain nutrients, and servings of various types of food. Of course, the actual things I eat vary from day to day, so some days I probably eat healthier, and I do occasionally eat some junk.
According to the USDA my pyramid site, I should be eating about 2200 calories a day for my activity level.
Here's what I actually ate, with individual numbers provided for calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate grams.
Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 low-carb toast slices with about 1 Tb. real butter, weak coffee with whole milk and sweetened with stevia (didn't count the coffee as anything though.)
Snack: 1 mozarella cheese stick and cheese-filled pretzels
Lunch: 1 turkey corndog with mustard, 2 cups salad greens with 1/2 avocado and 1 Tbsp dressing.(I don't like much dressing and think ketchup is gross on hotdogs.)
Snack: 1 crunchy granola bar, Somali tea with milk, sweetened with stevia
Totals so far before dinner:
Dinner: Beef chili with beans (2 cups) and 1/4 cup shredded cheese
I didn't have an exact calorie count of my chile recipe because I didn't really use one. I am using the calorie information for this recipe from Fit Day that has almost the same ingredients.
After Dinner totals:
Snack: 2 cups fresh cranberry salad, 4 dates
Carb: 190 (prob. about 40 of this was fiber)
Well, that was fun wasn't it? This is something that would get really tedious if I had to do it every day, but I was always curious about how many calories I eat in an avg. day. Its a little less than the 2200, but I think I eat like this most days, then on occasion eat more when I'm out to eat or buy something I really like.