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Food Tracking and the lies we tell ourselves….

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Nov

Food Tracking and the lies we tell ourselves….

Weekend before last Sharon decided to make some tweaks to her diet. Today’s technology makes it very convenient to track these changes with easy to use apps for our phones. Sharon and I use My Plate, by LiveStrong (bottom left in pic, with the fork & knife). There are many out there and this particular one was suggested to me by my coach because it’s simple to use, and has an easy to understand interface. img_4965

Like anything Sharon sets her mind too she’s been very diligent about weighing, measuring, and logging her food. Doing so gives very clear insight on if these tweaks are having a positive or negative effect on how she looks, feels, and performs.

Over the past week watching her inspired and reminded me of just how long it’s been since I took a detailed look at my current eating strategy. The details aren’t that important, but for the most part I wasn’t too concerned. Admittedly I have gotten a little loose (we’ll say) with what and how much I’ve been eating. Not terrible, but certainly could improve.

This part of the paragraph above is where the lying to myself comes into play….. “for the most part I wasn’t too concerned. Admittedly I have gotten a little loose (we’ll say) with what and how much I’ve been eating. Not terrible, but certainly could improve.”

Yesterday morning I decided to step on the scale for the first time in months and boy was I in for a surprise! Turns out things had gotten a little more out of hand than I was telling myself.

img_4964That morning I started back logging in everything that entered my mouth. The simple task of doing so instantly made me more conscious of what I was going to eat next. I only had “so many calories left for the day”…I didn’t want to use them all up too soon or on crap food! I went over my allotted calories for the day, but trust me it would have been WAY worse had I not been tracking it. This immediate awareness was very impactful and prompted me write this.

Without making any changes, try logging your food into the app for 2 weeks. Personally, I realized real quick why the scale was being mean to me that morning.

After these 2 weeks if you’re not happy with the truth behind how you’re eating, we have a 21-Day Nutrition program to help get you on the right track. For a more individualized approach, Sharon Crook is our Precision Nutrition Certified Coach on staff and is happy to help as well.

For more information, please call (704) 261-5279, or email greg@crossfit-mnc.com