Happy Friday Friends! I mentioned in this post that I was trying to be a healthier version of myself this year. Part of this commitment is trying to exercise more and eat healthier. I am tracking my calories on a daily basis so that I can get a grip on my portions and be more aware of how many calories are in the food I eat. I do not believe in deprivation. By golly, if I want a cookie, I'm eating a cookie.
The problem with me is, I have zero self-control. I would eat the whole plate without giving the calories a second thought. Did you know one Nestle Tollhouse Cookie has approximately 100 calories. Oh my gracious! I had no idea! EEK! No wonder I have so much junk in my trunk. Anyway, I found a great way to track my calories. I found a website that I has been very helpful to me and the best thing is, it's FREE! The website is called Livestrong and is sponsered by The Lance Armstrong Foundation.
This site makes tracking your food so easy. You can either pick from the list of food they have, including restaurant menu items, or input your own calorie count. This is the largest list of food I've ever seen on a site like this. Everything I have eaten, has been on the list. This site also breaks down the ration of fat, protein and carbs that you consume in the foods you eat. Experts say the ratio should be around 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% healthy fat.
You can also log in your exercise, find out how many calories you should be consuming to lose or gain weight in a healthy manner. There are forums on everything under the sun, including everything from high blood pressure to quitting smoking.
I have used several other websites in years past, but this one is by far the best. Check it out.
On another note, the weather gurus are calling for us to get snow starting Sunday. SNOW!!! I am trying not to get my hopes up, but I can't seem to help myself. I soooo love the snow and we rarely get any. So, hopefully Monday I can post a few pictures of snow! Fingers crossed!
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Hope y'all have a great weekend!
**Photos are from Google Images.