Yes you read it right.. according to the chart on the right side bar, (scroll down it's under Followers) a human brain weighs 3 lbs.. Now some people may argue that number.. but it provides a good point of reference.
Although now that I think about it, I may have lost a pee brain, because I spent most of my day yesterday either tread-milling (1 hour) or peeing (so it was probably all water weight).
None the less, I will take it and celebrate it..
A BIG SHOUT OUT AND WELCOME TO MY NEW FOLLOWERS... I hope that I keep you all engaged enough to want to come back.. and visit me.. I have an occasional post that can be visceral.. but that's just the way I am.
Now onto the food. Food wise I did count calories, fat and protein grams yesterday and did OK, although I think I need to watch my calorie intake..I was shooting for 1200..
Fat g : 16
Carbs g: 125
Protein g: 55
I also moved my tracking into mydailyplate.com .. it's just more user friendly than fitday (IMHO).
Also, as I looked at my total carbs, I started to think it was too high, so I looked at where my carbs were coming from (kidney beans)..
Before you think it, let me say it here: I know the band is supposed to give you restriction so you don't have to think so hard about the calorie load... but I don't have that really controlling restriction yet (ie, I can eat a subway sandwich and not blink an eye).. I had restriction, but again it seems to have faded into the sunset
Knowing there are good and bad carbs, I wanted to find a good gram total for good carbs. I came across this article to help better understand good carbs and the relationship of resistant starches in the diet. (this might be boring for you, but I am geeky about this stuff so it interests me, so just skip over it, but I thought it was worth sharing).
Resistant Starch: The New Power Nutrient
Although this may be the first you've heard of resistant starch, it's likely been a part of your diet most of your life. Resistant starch is a type of dietary fiber naturally found in many carbohydrate-rich foods such as potatoes, grains, and beans, particularly when these foods are cooled. It gets its name because it "resists" digestion in the body, and though this is true of many types of fiber, what makes resistant starch so special is the powerful impact it has on weight loss and overall health. As a dieter's tool it can't be beat: Not only does it increase your body's ability to burn fat, but it also fills you up and reduces overall hunger. Its health benefits are truly impressive as well. Studies show it improves blood sugar control, boosts immunity, and may even reduce your cancer risk.
Resistant starch is bulky, so it takes up space in your digestive system. And because you can't digest or absorb it, the starch never enters your bloodstream. That means it bypasses the fate of most carbohydrates, which get socked away as body fat when you eat more than you can burn.
To Recap, I moved my ass, I watched what went into my mouth, I tracked it and I CELEBRATED.
So I feel good that I am back in control with the eating.. Now if I can just lose an automobile tire.. that would put a smile on my face!!
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