I wouldn't say that I am on the tracking train yet, but I have wanted to see how much I'm consuming, and try to work my way down to 1800 calories. (good for nursing) I will get there eventually, and will then work my way down to 1200/cal after I'm done nursing.
I'm pretty hungry, which is normal when decreasing calories and increasing physical activity. I just have to remind myself not to play the "I can eat whatever I want, I'm nursing" card, which is a lot like the "I can eat whatever I want, I'm pregnant" card.
I made some forms to keep close at all times that will help me track what I am eating. They even fit in a purse or wallet for eating out. They are based off the forms used at the college for the weight loss program I did in 2011. I got them laminated so I can use a marker to check things off throughout the day.
|The front has how many servings you get of each food group. |
The back has the serving sizes and other suggestions