Happy valentine’s day to you all!! <3
Even thought the BF and I have been together for 7 Valentine’s Days, we don’t really celebrate anymore (mostly because of our financial situation). This year, we decided to have a low key night at home. We made Emily’s Chicken Parmesan Casserole and watched copious amounts of Duck Dynasty. Perfect evening, no?
This recipe was a huge hit with us!! Let’s be honest, add cheese and a side of garlic bread to anything, and we’d be happy campers haha. While I really loved this dinner, there was a major draw back. No veggies. Lots of calories. The casserole is basically chicken, cheese, and crushed croutons. I served plain spaghetti with marinara on the side. This did not look great on my food diary.
1500+ calories for one meal?!? Definitely not ideal (yes, I drank an entire bottle of wine). But you know what? It’s one meal. It won’t be the death of me. It would if I ate like this every single day, but I don’t.
It isn’t pretty or neat when you go over your calorie budget. And it can make you feel pretty shitty. What would happen if you didn’t track all those calories? Without fully and honestly tracking all your food, you’ll sckew your relationship with food and calories.
Don’t lie to yourself!!!
For a very long time I only tracked the good stuff, the stuff I was proud to show everyone. Or I would track all day up until I got off work, usually when I would start to binge and lose control. No one wants to face the ugly truth of how many calories they are actually eating, but it is a necessary evil. Full disclosure, people. Let it all hang out there. The good, the bad, and the cheese packed.
This photo above is a snapshot of my eating from today. Should I have had buffalo wings for breakfast? Probably not. Did I? Yes, so I tracked it. It’s been hard, but I keep doing it. Now I know I’ll have an ACCURATE list if I need to go back and look.
Do you have a difficult time tracking all your food honestly?
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