Monday, January 31, 2011

Daily Summary 1/31/11


Total Daily Calories: 2007
Diet Quality Score: 27/30

Have a good night, and eat well.

Dinner 1/31/11

Good evening.

Dinner was:

2 5oz Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
5oz Grilled Asparagus
1 Cup Brown and Wild Rice

Dessert will be:

6oz Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Total Calories: 725
Diet Quality Score:  +8


Lunch 1/31/11

Good afternoon.

Lunch was...

2 Cups of Campbells' Select Harvest Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Serving Fat Free Sour Cream
1/2 Serving Raw Almonds

Afternoon snack will be...

1 Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar

Total Calories: 745
Diet Quality Score: +10

Explaining The Diet Quality Score

Since not many people are going to buy Racing Weight, I thought I'd do a post explaining the Diet Quality Score so the numbers I post would make sense.
It's a way of tracking the quality of the food you eat by giving you points for eating good things and takes away points when you eat bad things.  At the end of the day you want as many points as possible.  The more points, the healthier the quality of your diet.  In conjunction with counting calories, you can completely control your body composition to achieve your desired results.

Use this handy Excel spreadsheet I made to track your daily Diet Quality Score.  When you eat a serving of something, circle the points on the chart.  It's easy.  There are some notes on there that explain tricky things.  As you'll see the highest score you can get per day is a 30.  It is not important to eat a 30 every day, or ever really.  I usually get around a 24-27.  Anything over 20 would be considered a rather healthy, balanced diet.

Breakfast 1/31/11

Good morning.  Breakfast was...

1.5 cups of Kashi Go Lean cereal
.5 cups of fresh Blueberries
1 cup of fat free milk
1 Flax Seed Oil capsule

Midmorning Snack...

Muscle Milk Light

Total Calories: 547
Diet Quality Score: +9

Welcome to the Musette Bag!

This blog is still a work in progress from a design standpoint.  I promise to make it nice looking soon.  

So what is it?

This blog is basically going to be an eating and training log for me as an amateur racing cyclist.  Whenever I eat something, I'll post it here with calories and what not.  I'll do an end of the day eating summary that finalizes my daily caloric intake along with my daily diet quality score per Matt Fitzgerald's Racing Weight.  

Also, after every training ride and event, I'll post my Garmin summary of the ride.  I'll also discuss anything cool or noteworthy from the ride.

Between these statistical posts, I'll post articles about my thoughts on diet, fitness and exercise that people may find helpful even if they aren't athletes.  And anything else interesting that crosses my mind which folks may find relevant.