Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What I Eat for Breakfast

I have had some friends in town ask what I eat for breakfast. My breakfast does not vary much. My lunches and snacks are pretty routine also but my dinner is where variety is the spice of life. I will cover my dinner trials and tribulations at a later date.

My breakfast usually consists of:
1 whole Thomas' Multigrain English Muffin with just a little REAL butter
1 fruit cup, drained (I really like the pear or mixed fruit ones)
1/2 cup of 1% cottage cheese with a little black pepper on it
2 cups of coffee with a little fat free half and half

It comes to right about 300 calories, perfect for my plan. Sometimes, I will have a poached egg on toast with some fruit or half an almond butter/jelly sandwich with some fruit. I have found that I have to have my carbs and some protein which holds me over until my first snack a few hours later.

I have realized that I really can live the rest of my life eating 1500 calories a day (with some splurges here and there). I know that after I let go of a lot of the weight my pounds dropped will slow down and, eventually, 1500 calories will become maintenance. I can live with that.

Now, I need your help. I cannot get this out of my head. I think I heard, or read, somewhere that there is a concept regarding eating in calories what you want to weigh times ten. So, if you want to weigh 150, you would eat 1500 calories. If you want to weigh 125, you would eat 1250.
Has anyone heard of this? Did I dream it? Please help put my mind at ease!

Thanks for reading this eclectic post from The Tortoise's Weigh!

1 comment:

  1. I read that somewhere,too, but it's just a general rule of thumb. It doesn't take into account exercise, height, muscle mass, etc. When I was losing, I stalled at 1500 calories and had to up it to 1700 calories. (I suffered through, somehow. :))