I've been having nothing but trouble and uncertainty with CoM today, it appears. Or not with CoM itself - obviously the application is great, fantastic, etc - but with the data that I am putting in it, and that it is giving back to me.
Yesterday I was tinkering and decided to set all my DRIs to the UK DRIs (as in my handy little Boots leaflet, which is at my side all the time at the moment - obsessed, me?!). And then this morning I decided to change them all back again - because I decided that that the UK DRIs I had were too generic, and CoM does have male/female values. So I did.
But then I forgot what my calorie protein/fat/carb ratios should have been for 1200 cals a day (because of course CoM had sent all my targets back to non-CR). So I spent the next hour on the treadmill at the gym attempting to do the math to reset those. I know it's not a hard calculation but I am seriously, but seriously, innumerate...
I think I've got it set up right now... or maybe I haven't. I've never been too sure, really.
(Oh, and for the first time I entered the herbs and spices and vinegar and lemon juice I use on a daily basis. And then I took them off again, because really, surely one can count a calorie too far. And I took the B's off my Total 0% entry...)
On top of all that I have had a particularly cr*p and non-productive day at work that still isn't over, and a not-cheap trip to the vets with the elderly cat. But at least today has not involved Brewer's Yeast in any shape or form. Thank heaven for small mercies.
Baked butternut squash with cinnamon; Total 0% with the usual nuts, seeds and grapenuts
Raw spinach with mushrooms, tomatoes, steamed green beans, artichoke hearts, and hardboiled eggwhites. Flax oil.
Chocolate tofu pudding!
Quorn tenders cooked with leeks, mushrooms and savoy cabbage; steamed broccoli.
1 red plum
21g rye bread with sunflower seeds
100g raw celery
Lots of decaff coffee with cinnamon
Lite soya milk (which is supposed to have 48% of my DRI of B12 in 250mls. The US DRI for B12 is double what it is for the UK, I noticed last night).
Nutrition Summary for 08 March 2007
Energy | 1073.5 kcal 89%
Protein | 86.8 g 96%
Carbs | 128.1 g 107%
Fiber | 40.0 g 133%
Fat | 33.6 g 84%
Water | 1666.3 g 62%
Vitamin A | 35707.8 IU 1531%
Folate | 853.2 µg 213%
B1 (Thiamine) | 1.4 mg 127%
B2 (Riboflavin) | 3.9 mg 356%
B3 (Niacin) | 23.7 mg 169%
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)| 10.0 mg 199%
B6 (Pyridoxine) | 2.9 mg 226%
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) | 1.1 µg 44%
Vitamin C | 286.7 mg 382%
Vitamin D | 476.0 IU 238%
Vitamin E | 19.6 mg 131%
Vitamin K | 1032.9 µg 1148%
Calcium | 1078.6 mg 108%
Copper | 3.1 mg 341%
Iron | 20.6 mg 114%
Magnesium | 573.2 mg 179%
Manganese | 6.8 mg 379%
Phosphorus | 1510.9 mg 216%
Potassium | 5315.3 mg 113%
Selenium | 128.6 µg 234%
Sodium | 1234.0 mg 82% <--- not as high as I was thought
Zinc | 15.3 mg 192%
Saturated | 3.5 g 17%
Omega-3 | 3.4 g 307%
Omega-6 | 5.8 g 49%
Cholesterol | 3.0 mg 1%