Do you have ANY idea how many calories you eat per day? I sure don't! How many calories SHOULD you be eating every day to attain your goals? This will be an eye-opening challenge for many, I think. This particular challenge will also get easier for most people as the week goes on, because typically people eat the same things over and over again. Once you've figured out how many calories are in "x" and "y" the first time you eat them, it's easier to plug those numbers in again later when you repeat-eat! It's very good to be aware of the calorie content of your favorite foods... "Hmmm... is that handful of trail mix worth another whole MILE on the treadmill????"
***NOTE*** Those of you who are more techy and gadget-y than me probably have an IPhone or an Ipod Touch of some sort. There is an app called "Lose It" that is awesome that will help you track your calories. Those of us (most of us) who are trying to lose weight on this here challenge can input your stats and weight loss goal (whether it be 1 or 2 pounds, or whatever, per week). The app will give you a calorie "budget" that will do all the math for you each day, and tell you how many calories you have left, etc. after you input each item you eat. (plus you can look up calorie contents of everything on there) You can even input your exercise each day which ups your calorie budget. Pretty cool. I'm sure there's a website out there that does the same thing... does someone want to go find it for me? Heather??
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! HAPPY CALORIE COUNTING!