Wednesday, January 18, 2006

1200 Calories......a diet blog

I've been spending most of my mornings at Panera Bread Company having a muffin top or a bagel as I have my quiet time. I use between 260-330 calories depending on what I order. I did a little research tonight on alternative breakfast places to break up the monotony and was utterly shocked at how many calories things list out. Anyone who eats the McDonald's Big Deluxe breakfast is going to have 1200 calories. This is more than what I have for my 3 meals combined. My few breakfast choices would include the Egg McMuffin(300 cal.), an egg biscuit(330 cal.) or 2 scrambled eggs with a hashbrown(320 cal.). Chickfila's chicken biscuit tops out at 420 cal. and I like to get it with egg so that would be about 500 calories.

My problem is that I like to snack at night. I'm happy having 300 calories for breakfast, less than 400 for lunch leaving about 800 for dinner.

I really was thinking about getting that glazed cinnamon roll that I normally get on Thursdays, but better not. From what I've researched they go anywhere from about 400-700 calories.

It definitely helps to plan things out. I think a person gets in trouble when they fail to plan. I already have my lunch lined up and it is only about 200 calories. Maybe I could get that cinnamon roll.......

1o days straight at 1500 calories or less. Didn't make the treadmill tonight as I had to tend to my 19 month old son. It is almost 10pm and I think the boy finally quit crying and I'm beat. Time for rest!

14 comments:

Gaby said...

I Love Panera. I'm obsessed, really. I go almost everyday. Isnt just addictive??

Wiccachicky said...

Keep it up! McDonalds is so awful in terms of the calorie count. I cut out almost all fast food several years ago and lost 20 pounds pretty easily.

Anonymous said...

Just looking up the weight watchers points for everything has totally changed my life. My normal meal at Chilis constitutes two entire days worth of points on my diet. Eye opening. You cant eat out and really eat healthy

Billy V said...

No,you can't eat out and eat healthy, but part of an eating program is making better bad choices. Eat healthy snacks during the day at work when you can. It will increase your metabolism.

jonny rocket said...

I love me some Chickfila. I get the grilled chicken and substitute a fruit cup. That's the only healthy choice I make, but I do eat there about 7 times a week on average. I'm afraid to go to there website and find out that it's not healthy after all.

MommyProf said...

For evening snacking, I recommend sugar-free popsicles and fudgicles. The fudgicles even have calcium and they only only have like 25 calories. If you brush your teeth early, it may help combat evening snacking.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to gaby: I drive right by it on the way to work. It's on the right....easy access for sure.
I know most of the worker's names too. I end up with lots of freebies!

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to wiccachicky: ended up with an English Muffin with a scrambled egg. Add the hash brown and it was 400 calories. Just have to plan ahead.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to anon: You can eat out, you just have to make adjustments and have a plan that you can stick too. Chilis: Chicken Ranch sandwich, fries and before that comes out, chips and hot sauce. MMMmmmm.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to billy v: you are right. I am making better, or less damaging, bad choices. GRILLED CHICKEN instead of "FRIED CHICKEN!"

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to rocket: Their chicken isn't too bad. Ask for "no butter" on the bun. I can't go there and not get their waffle fries. Actually I could go there and ONLY eat the waffle fries.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to mommyprof: I've found the 100 calorie individual micro popcorn bags. They are good and hit the spot. I am a professional snacker. My wife loves the fudgecicles that only cost her 1 point. I'm salty and crunchy addicted.

Pigs said...

I am quite impressed with your new regime. What's for lunch tomorrow? ;o)
Sorry you have to bring back my fried goodness. I'm not being a very supportive diet pal.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to PIGS: I have to sculpt my breakfast around what I am having for lunch. It is almost 10 at night and I JUST went of 1000 calories.