I think about food 24/7 – eating it, cooking it, watching other people cook it, planning how I am going to cook it. I think I have a serious problem…My mom brought up our family vacation to Cape Cod this August and I immediately started listing off all of the things that I want to eat while I am there: fresh mozz, tom, basil, balsamic on a hard roll at the beach; steamed lobster; clam chowder; fresh clams and mussels; the vanilla ice cream with the peanut butter and chocolate lobster candies at the hole in the wall ice cream place in Wellfleet… I think you get my point.
I started recording what I eat using the “Lose It” app on my iPhone yesterday – because my skinny jeans are still a bit snug despite my efforts the past few weeks. I am either eating too much or too little. I think that recording what I eat will help me determine what the heck my problem is. The “Lose It” app has you enter a starting weight and a goal weight, how much you want to lose a week, your age, height, gender, and then spits out a number of calories you need each day to get to your goal. This is what a day looks like… not mine of course, but you get the point. The app takes your daily calorie budget and subtracts what you eat and compensates you for how much you exercise.
My mom is using the Lose It app too so we are “Lose It Friends” and can check each other’s progress. I set an alert on the program so that if I don’t check it daily, the alarm on my phone will go crazy. I am hoping that this works…(by the way I am not being compensated in any way for blogging about this App… I just wanted to share my new toy!)
Do you record what you eat?
If so, do you have a food journal or some sort of application on your phone or computer?
P.S. Did you miss my post about cooking over the weekend? Don’t forget I want you all (if you are interested) to start thinking of some of your favorite dishes or treats that you want to know how to make. I will then either find, or create, an easy to follow recipe to go along with your request. I have a new friend who is going to create an easy contact form on my cooking blog soon, but in the meantime, email me with any of your cooking questions or recipe disasters! —> email@example.com