Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Day of Healthy Eats with Chinese Take-Out

Some people have asked me how I manage to eat things like Chinese Take-Out and still lose weight. For me, it's all about "give and take" or balance. If I am going to take a bunch of calories up for dinner-time then, I'll need to eat less throughout the day to save up for that big indulgence.

The last time I was planning to order Chinese for dinner, I decided I'd document and show you everything that I ate in a day to fit the take-out into my calorie range.



Not everyone is the same. This works out for me because I did a lot of research and went through a lot of trial and error. I follow the recommendations of Sparkpeople.com and stay within a set amount of calories and macros in order to see results with my weight-loss. 

At 238 lbs and with my current goals, my nutritional ranges come out to 1,570 - 1,920 calories | 177 - 312 carbs | 35 - 75 fat | 60 - 168 protein each day. Please don't follow those nutritional ranges for yourself without inputting all of your own data into the website: www.sparkpeople.com. It's free and I'm not sponsored by them, they are just a website I've had success with and used personally for years.

Now, obviously I am not perfect or else I'd be at my goal weight by now. I go over my calories and macros more often than I'd like to admit but, whenever I'm practicing some healthy self-control, I can literally have my cake and eat it too -- as long as it's in my calories for the day.