This is one in a series of food photo diary posts in which I track my food in pictures. I’m also counting my calories. Read all about it in this post or click here to view my calorie intake in a nifty spreadsheet.
No wonder bodybuilders load up on protein shakes – it’s hard to run a calorie surplus when you rarely eat out, avoid processed foods, and simply do a little bit of movement every day. So it would seem that I’ve stumbled upon the secret to burning more calories than you consume: eat whole foods moderately, exercise a little bit, and commute on bike or on foot. Not only will you lose weight, but you can also afford daily treats like full-on cream, sugary jam, pumpkin pie and full-fat Greek yogurt.
I think I need to take better advantage of this treat allowance.
Diary for Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Calories in: 1577
Calories out: 2097
Deficit: 520 (whoops)
Vegan buckwheat crepes filled with cottage cheese and topped with fresh fruit, blackberry jam and soured cream
Brown no knead bread, toasted, topped with honey and cottage cheese. Served with a cup of decaf.
Grilled tofu sandwich with chickpea salad and mixed leaves
Banana Yogurt Smoothie
Black Beans and Rice with Cabbage Slaw. Followed by yogurt, strawberries, and rooibos tea for dessert (not shown).
Diary for Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Calories in: 1687
Calories out: 1877
Deficit: 190 (not again!)
Bircher Muesli with Yogurt and Fruit
Yogurt with homemade blackberry jam, mixed nuts, and a cup of tea.
(I skipped the apple.)
Avocado on Toast with Chickpea Salad and Raw Veggies
Brown no knead bread, toasted, topped with honey and cottage cheese.
Lentil bolognese with Whole Wheat Pasta, Bread and Salad.
No photo of dinner – I still don’t have the guts to photograph my food when eating with new people. I went to a dinner/workshop with the Open University. For cafeteria food, the OU rocks. They always seem to have something vegan, and it’s the kind of food I’d make for myself at home. My calorie estimates are a total guess.