Friday, October 12, 2012
You know when you go by SP and plug in your calories and then run your nutrition panel you find it very hard to meet all you daily guidelines. I've been having major problems getting enough protein and calcium..But then I usually take a calcium pill a day too so feel like I'm getting that one ok..but even the doctor told me I needed more protein. I have been getting tired in the afternoons and she told me it was because of that when I told her what I ate..she suggest 2 T. peanut butter..but even though it is good for protein boost and the fat in it isn't as bad as some, it still comes in high in calories...I don't want to eat more eggs as I eat one egg for breakfast every morning and don't want to boost my cholesterol more than that..then I could eat yogurt but really don't care for it that much..and then there is turkey breast...I do keep this on hand as hubby will smoke them along with our hams every couple of months..then I found the Babybel cheeses...and the light ones have protein and not as many calories as the nut butters..and also found out that the lowfat or fat free milk has to be enriched with extra calcium as when they remove or reduce the fat our bodies can't absorb as much..so I drink whole milk..I just count the calories in. I don't normally like drinking my calories but thinking of all the added benefits of whole milk..the fat in it helps your body absorb the calcium and vitamin D..so it isn't as bad for you as you think..I normally drink just 1 glass a day and it is usually the amount that totals for entire day that I put in my tea..but with cooler weather coming on, I will be drinking a cup of warm milk before bed..think it will help in many areas for me...added calcium and vitamin D...added protein and added bonus of helping me sleep better.
Over all it is hard to keep a balanced diet..I have an easier time during the summer months when our garden is coming off but I'm working at it..and we do have much of our fresh produce in the freezer now so eating on it as well.