Saturday, May 4, 2013

Food Log Apps

I have become a food scanning nut!  My daughter would not go to the grocery store with me last Saturday  because my plan was to scan food labels and compare nutrition/calorie values! 

One of the sites/apps that my personal trainer recommends is "Lose It".  We can enter or scan the foods we eat and then print out our weekly logs to go over with her when we meet weekly.  I like it this one.  It's very simple and the app lets me use my smart phone to scan the bar codes for nutrition info.

Here are some other ones: (you can access them on your computer too)

Food Log Apps:
    SparkPeople (this one was a little to "busy" for me, but they have some good articles, etc)
    Daily Plate
    My Fitness Pal
    Calorie King
    Lose It

Nutrition Apps:
    Fooducate ( I love this one - now that I'm learning about the nutritional value of my food, not just calorie value, this has wonderful information on it)

What Apps or web sites do you use to help you with your weight loss journey?

Make one good choice today, it can lead to another!
Blessings to you today - Kara Lea

Friday, May 3, 2013

Good Food Choices Weekend

I'm always worried when the weekend comes around for the food choices I have to make.  Weekends are unstructured for me.  Weekdays I wake up at a certain time, have a morning breakfast routine, leave for work, have a lunch routine and come home to a dinner I've pre-made, etc.  Weekends . . . not so.  I have to admit last weekend I ate at McDonald's twice!  Each time I only choice their new wraps - the Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken.  It helped - it tasted great and filled me up.  I read an article on them and it said this wrap was a good choice calorie wise, only 310 I think.  So if I have to when out and about running usual weekend errands, etc., I'm gonna choose it again.

I want to work on some healthier dinners that I can eat with my family.  This weekend I want to check out some new recipes and one of my favorite blogs,

Here's to a healthy eating weekend!

Make one good choice today, it can lead to another! Be Blessed- Kara Lea

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Food Log Day

This is what my daily food log looks like in "Lose It".  I am way under 1000 calories today. Totally not the norm! I'm trying some new things to test my fill up and hunger feelings. And I exercised a lot for me today!  My next post I'll explain what the nutrition figures mean to all I'm eating and what ranges I'm in the good and what ranges I'm in the bad for Fat, Protein, Carbohydrates, Fiber and Sodium.
Breakfast: 245
Bread, 100% Whl Wheat
1 1/2 Ounces
Lunch: 270
Dinner: 191
Beans, Green
1/2 Cup
Soda, Pepsi, Diet
8 Fluid ounces
Snacks: 0
No food logged for snacks
Exercise: 246
3 mph, moderate
10 Min
20 Min
30 Min

Make one good choice today, it can lead to another! God Bless- Kara Lea