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Old 07-16-2011, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I thought I was eating healthy, NOT 2,500 calories?!

Hello all. My name is Ari and I am trying VERY hard not to lose my motivation. Yesterday, I worked quite hard to eat what I thought was healthy food...then, when I went into fitday a little while ago and calculated it I found out that I had eaten close to 2,500 calories!

I'm about 5'6, 246lbs and 27 years old. Can someone out there please help me to improve my meals? I have not yet calculated today, Friday's, meal, but it's probably just as bad. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday's Menu

Breakfast (8:15 a.m.)
-1 smiley bowl of Special K (i ate it with organic skim milk which i did not drink after the cereal was gone)
-2 cups of mean green (1 bunch of kale, 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini, 2 pink lady apples, 1/2 lemon and 7 strawberries)
-1 “one a day” energy vitaman
(*Note: Mean Green is what I call the juice I make in my juicer)

Lunch @ 11:40 a.m.
-1 mixed green salad with cut up chicken thigh, shredded parm. cheese and 2 tbsp of Caesar dressing
-1 apricot
-1/2 bottle of water

Snack (3:08 p.m.)
-1 pink lady apple

Dinner (5:20 p.m.)
-2 cups of black beans with 1 sliced up chicken thigh
-1/2 serving of Danon lite and fit (mango)

Friday's Menu

Breakfast @ 7:45
-2 cups of mean green
-1 “one a day” vitamin

Snack @ 10:40 a.m.
-1 apricot
-5 bites of chicken while cooking

Lunch @ 11:40 a.m.
-1 chicken thigh
-1/4 cup of Goya Black Bean and Rice
-1/2 of a yellow squash (raw)

Snack @ 4:45 p.m.
-1/2 of a yellow squash (raw)
Dinner @ 6:00 p.m.
-1 chicken thigh
-1.5 cups of brown rice
-1/2 Danon Lite Yogurt (a whole is 80 cal, so half is 40)

PS: I have been going to the gym. I do 28 minutes of cardio which was about 337calories on Wednesday and 250calories today, Friday. Then, I do some light weight lifting for about 20 minutes.
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