So, in my quest to stop gaining weight (and hopefully begin losing weight), I've been writing down all my calories. It's always surprising how things add up.
In the interest of healty, low-calorie eating, here's what I made for lunch yesterday. With the fat-free dressing (measured out in tablespoons), it was as follows: Lettuce - 0, tomato, carrots, mushrooms - 40, half a can of salmon - 60, sprinkle of feta cheese - 40, dressing - 30. Total calories - 130. Plus, it's packed with protein and Omega 3!
For breakfast, I cut my portion size in half. I cooked a quarter of a cup of oatmeal with one mashed banana and added cinnamon and half a cup of soy milk. Total calories - 215. Very filling.
And I had Greek Oatmeal for a snack. At 120 calories, it has 11 grams of protein.
For my afternoon snack, I'll have protein powder with water after I work out. 140 calories.
So my pre dinner calorie count is at a nice 605.
I'm trying to keep my intake at around 1200-1300 calories. We'll see how that goes.