Usually, when I talk about budgeting, I’m talking about personal finance. But, not today. Today, I’m talking about a budgeting the amount of food that I eat, throughout the day.
I’ve spent several days thinking about how the ‘food budget’ should work, and I think I’ve come up with a few good idea.
First, the budget should reflect desired daily caloric intake.
Second, the budget should be flexible.
Third, the budget should include a list of all of the foods that I like (with nutritional values listed).
Forth, the budget should be portable (and easy to use).
Fifth, the budget should note not only what I should eat, but when I should eat, too.
As you can see, what I’m really writing about is an ‘eating plan’ – but I like the idea of calling it my ‘food budget’. For some reason, I like to have things written down, and I do much better when I can check off my progress, throughout the day or week.
Once I’ve settled on the exact layout of my food budget, I’ll share it with you.
Updates: I’m still working on my push ups and my walking – and I’m still trying to eat between 1800 and 2000 calories a day. I’ll weigh in at the end of July and we’ll see how my new ‘slow-and-steady’ approach works out.