Plus, the fact that a few simple changes/alterations in your meal can mean big savings in calories - or big gains! Mike and I sat down for dinner last night - with almost the same meal, and a 800 calorie difference. Unbelievable! I had the chicken and sauce on a salad, and was so full, I had to forgo my rice and beans. Plus, I drank water. He had a salad, the chicken and sauce, and a cup of instant mashed potatoes...and 2/3 of a bottle of Pepsi. The pepsi and the potatoes were a whopping 500 calories more. He had a 1300 calorie meal! With just a little change.
I'll tell you more of what I am learning tomorrow. ;)
2.6 miles on the treadmill, 401 cals burned in 45 minutes
Before walk - 1/2 banana and p.b.: 75 cals
After walk - 4 whole wheat ritz and 1 oz mozz: 150 cals
then later: Banana mock danish and coffee: 390 cals
1 cup Indian Rice and Beans Blend, raw spinach leaves and some chicken from last night!: 370 cals
10 whole wheat ritz crackers, 1 tbsp natural p.b. and 1 oz mozz. cheese: 335 cals
Shredded Chicken Salsa taco with avocado and sour cream... and side salad: 380 cals
Total: 401 cals burned, 1700/1778 eaten. Phew! Just made it!