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Does this sound like a healthy day of food?

Asked by lbwhite89 (1208 points ) January 3rd, 2011

Breakfast
1 piece multigrain toast with almond butter
1 light yoplait yogurt

**I planned on two pieces of toast, but I couldn’t get it down. I’m not all that hungry in the morning.

Lunch
Wrap with lean turkey, ham, and reduced fat provolone cheese
½ cup grapes

Snack
Handful of carrots dipped in low fat Ranch

Dinner
1 cup beef and broccoli stir fry

Snack
A few more carrots dipped in low fat Ranch

Water: 5 bottles

Exercise: Nothing worth mentioning. I’ve been moving more than usual, but I literally had no extra time.

I’m 5’5” 140 lbs, trying to get down to 130 lbs. I wasn’t hungry during the day, so I figure that’s good. I didn’t count calories.

So, what do you think?

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7 Answers

janbb's avatar

Certainly sounds like a healthy amount of food if you are trying to lose weight; a little low for maintenance. That sounds roughly like about 1,000 or less calories which is what I shoot for when trying to lose. You could add a little more fruits and vegetables if you are feeling hungry.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Sounds good. If you get hungry, you could add a small salad with lunch or dinner, another fruit and a serving of milk.

Breakfast is important because it starts up your metabolism, so don’t miss it.

marinelife's avatar

It sounds like a fine day’s worth of meals.

Earthgirl's avatar

Sounds very healthy. Try to get in some walking exercise though. Even ½ hour to 45 minutes of walking a day can make a difference.

Sputnik11's avatar

Exercise will make the real difference. The diet sounds about right (but by nature – diet = hard to maintain). Make exercise a regular part of your day. This will make all the difference in the world. Make it incidental. Get off the bus a stop early and walk the rest of the way, wlak up the stairs instead of taking the lift. Walk to get milk, don’t drive, use your iPod and study a language while you walk to make the time to quicker, arrange to meet a friend once a week – makes it harder to avoid and much more enjoyable. Be smart and make it easier to exercise.

gondwanalon's avatar

That diet sounds healthy enough. However I wouldn’t last long on so few calories as I do 20 minutes of calisthenics and then jog 8 miles every day. My motto is: “don’t restrict calories, burn them”.

Don’t worry about losing weight. Instead concentrate on becoming more physically fit and strong. Join a gym where you can get expert advice and guidance. (After getting a physical examination by an M.D.)

You can’t reach and maintain good health by diet alone. You also need to give your body the exercise that it needs as well as adequate rest. Regular exercise and a healthy diet is also good for your brain.

Of course lay off the junk foods, tobacco, alcohol and other recreational drugs.

Coloma's avatar

Sounds pretty good, but, I’d add a few more servings of fruits and veggies.

Keep it creative! I’m a berryaholic, gotta have my blueberries, blackberries, strawberries when in season ;-)

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