Today I am located 5,000 feet above sea level. The weather here is a little cooler than my home city, and it’s my kind of weather actually. I don’t really perspire, I’m not sure if that’s good. Anyway, I had lots of activities today so it earned me additional calories to consume.
Here are my metrics today:
June 20, 2017
Goal: 1200 calories
-Food: 1567 calories
+Exercise: 394 calories
=Remaining: 27 calories
That 394 calories came from bicycling for 30 minutes, and walking around the city for an hour. Some parts were even uphill, so it was a good, solid workout.
Despite the fact that I’m on a mini-vacation, I should still get the right nutrients from my food, right? So I decided to go Mediterranean for lunch.
There was a Persian restaurant below the hotel where I’m staying at. Actually I was looking for a coffee shop as I needed by morning java. I peeped into the resto and asked the staff if they served coffee.
“Yes, we do.”
So I went inside and ordered a cup of brewed coffee.
Here’s the rest of what I had today. I ate a lot!
Early Morning: taho
Breakfast: coffee, brown rice, canned mackerel in natural oil and turmeric
Lunch: falafel, hummus, pita bread
Afternoon snack: 2 pieces of white bread (pan de sal) one topped with cheese, the other an herbed version
Dinner: White rice, Herbed Grilled Chicken Breast, Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler
Midnight snack: 1 piece of white bread (pan de sal), this time plain
I didn’t get to drink much today. I notice that if I’m away from home, I usually don’t get to drink a lot of water.
In terms of my macro nutrients, I was almost spot on today. My goal is 50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein. Well, I achieved 51% carbs, 30% fat, and 19% protein! The truth is I feel so happy and proud with this simple feat.
Plus I got a boost of calcium today (consumed 161% of my daily target) because of the taho I had early morning. Taho is a snack food that’s made from fresh soft/silken tofu with some dark sugar syrup and tapioca pearls.
Today is a good day!