On Thursday I started watching my carb, fat, and protein percentages.
I quickly learned that I don't eat nearly enough protein. I'm shooting for 30% of my calories to come from protein. That is harder than it seems! Well, it's hard for me.
I worked hard for those percentages.
Looking at my food has also taught me that most of my calories come from carbohydrates.
I also eat way more fat than I need. My goal is 20%.
Oy! I'm eating healthy fats, but too much of them.
When it comes to my food, I am really focused on lean proteins every time I eat. I'd prefer to not do a protein powder or a bar, but am getting a little protein desperate.
One positive of the increased protein and decreased carbs- I feel fuller on a good 200-350 calories less a day. It's pretty incredible!
I've learned so much about food over the past few days. I've been counting and recording calories for 4 years, but knew little about the energy of the food that I was eating beyond the number of calories and the unique skill to cut an exact size of an ounce of cheese. (I'm REALLY good at that!)
Next week brings a work conference, which means a lot of food available that I can not cook or pick. Ugh! That always throws me for a loop. I'm hopeful there will be good options at each meal.
How do you increase your protein intake? Do you notice a difference when you consume more of your calories for protein?