I had the unfortunate run in with the doctor yesterday. What was suppose to be a simple follow up to check my blood work (which I failed to find time to do with the insanity around here) lead into a 1500 calorie diet. :( It's either that or she said I could do the South Beach Diet but looking at it gave me a headache. There's way to much, it looks so complicated. 1500 calories is not a whole hell of a lot considering I love food...Five Guys, Chinese, pasta and all my favorite local eateries. I have a bit of weight to loose so I figured I'd get started with the 1500 calorie counting and see if there's a less complicated version of the South Beach Diet later. I want something were I don't need to cook 2 different things for each meal of the day...something the whole family can deal with.
I have a secret though.....I have to admit I have a very bad habit when it comes to counting things, I did this bad thing when counting WW points. If I want something to eat that is not so good for you and uses up most of my points I would and will go all day with little to nothing at all just so I can splurge and have my glorious not good for you food. I know I shouldn't do this but my love for food leads me to do crazy things.
So this is day two of my counting calories and this is what I have:
Smart One breakfast sandwich - 210
Lunch - tuna on a coco - 250
Honest Tea - Honey Green Tea - 70
Dinner - Had to run out and do some errands so we went to Panera Bread because we knew they had the calories listed.
- U pick 2 - no side - Roasted Turkey Avocodo BLT - 240
- Onion Soup - 190
- Split half an oatmeal cookie with hubby for dessert - 195
- Acai Berry Green Tea - 0
Total - 1155 and if I happen to get hungry later I'll add a 90 calorie yogurt.
With this total I'm figuring I should be able to add a 100 calorie snack between breakfast and lunch and then again between lunch and dinner.
250 Calorie Tuna Melt
1 can tuna - 80
3 tbsp olive oil may - 180
1 tsp dijon mustard - 0
1 tbsp chopped onion - 4
1 small dill pickle chopped - 5
dash of salt
dash of pepper
Combine all ingredients mix well. I kind of mash my fork into it to get some better flavor out of the pickle and onion.
Spread half of the tuna mixture on a Coco - 16 calories - (So you want to know what a coco is. It's a multigrain puffed disc that Whole Foods makes.) Lay one slice of american cheese - 100 calories- on the top and broil until the cheese is melty.
I could bring down the calories a little more by using less mayo but I like my tuna creamy.