Quoting *~*allykat*~*:" Ugh.... Just finished dinner and logged it in.... I'm at 1726 calories for the day :/ rice-a-roni was ... [snip!] ... i probably had more than a serving size.... Ooh andi had a slice of bread with butter.... My dinner was like 800 calories :/"
If you're serious about cutting calories and losing weight/getting healthy, you've got to cut all that crap out. Plan out how many calories you're eating BEFORE you eat it, measure stuff, etc.
Pre packaged rice like that is terribly high in calories and sodium. For dinner last night I roasted veggies, a small/medium yellow potato, small zuchinni and bell peppers. Chopped up 3 oz of grilled chicken and mixed it into the veggies. My plate was full and it was only 380 calories, I could have added a salad in if I was still hungry and still been fine with calories.
My rule is to cut out most pre packaged stuff. I mostly eat fruit, veggies, chicken, bread and dairy. I still eat packaged pasta (whole wheat) and brown rice.