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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Food Diary Day (In progress)

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.)

Calories: 280
Fat: 15g
Protein: 17g
Carbohydrate: 18g

Snack: 1 mozarella cheese stick and cheese-filled pretzels

Calories: 220
Fat: 13g
Protein: 9g
Carb: 17g

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.)

Calories: 400
Fat: 27g
Protein: 15g
Carb: 33g

Snack: 1 crunchy granola bar, Somali tea with milk, sweetened with stevia

Calories: 95
Fat: 3.5g
Protein:: 2.5g
Carb: 13.5g

Totals so far before dinner: 
Calories: 995
Fat: 58.5g
Protein: 43.5
Carb: 81.5

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. 
Calories: 730
Fat: 35g
Protein: 50g
Carb: 55g

After Dinner totals:
Calories: 1725
Fat: 93.5
Protein 93.5
Carb: 135.5

Snack: 2 cups fresh cranberry salad, 4 dates
Fat: 0
Carb: 55

Final Totals: 
Calories: 2025
Protein: 95.5

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.


Mama Kalila said...

Wow that leaves my head spinning. I do good to get a menu out... trying to break it all down is beyond me. I've tried...

Ahavah-Shim'on said...

ahh yes the ubiquitous daily diet sheet... having to do one for the husband for the next month before he sees the dietician...

having to get him on the scales to weigh him too...

.... oy vey....

yodasmith said...

What brand of stevia do you use? I use Sweetleaf Sweetener stevia, and I love it--no aftertaste!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@yodasmith, The one I have is the concentrate from NuNaturals. I don't notice an aftertaste with it, but I have with most of the liquid ones I've tried.
I've used the sweetleaf before and its really good too.

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Ahavah, I feel your pain. Just doing this one day was a lot of work!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@mama kalila, You got me motivated to do a menu too. I'm covered at least through Sun. now.

Synaura said...

Healthy food pyramid is applicable to all age group regardless of the kind of lifestyle they practice. It is beneficial in having a healthy body system. But in today's rat race environment, most tend to ignore it. Taking food supplement is another good option to suffice our body's needs.