Are you tracking the same food day in day out on my fitness pal?
While tracking your calorie intake provides you with much-needed accountability, especially, if you’re competing or doing a photo shoot. It can get pretty annoying and pointless after a while, especially if your diet is pretty repetitive.
I’ve outlined the best times to use a calorie tracker like my fitness pal, outside of highly focused training phases. Obviously, the greater amount of body fat you have to lose, the more important it is to track calories.
What happens, if when I over eat?
No big deal, feel free to compensate your calorie intake on other days of the week. Never look at fat gain over a single day period, more so over the week, month.
Tracking the same foods 365 days a year for the rest of your life is pretty restrictive in my opinion, and is no way to live. If you feel better doing it, no judgement – it works for you, stick to it! But realise, it’s perfectly ok to skip tracking, especially if you’re eating the same diet day in day out.
Tracking is only valuable if you’re acting on the calorie intake you track.
That means eating enough to fuel exercise performance and muscle growth?
Eating enough calories to prevent muscle loss, and, prevent unwanted fat gain.
Eating the right selection of food to supply your body with all the essential nutrients it needs for health.
How are you evaluating this? And, what actions are you taking to ensure maximum progress?
If your calorie tracking efforts aren’t helping you lose fat, build muscle or increase your performance – what are you doing?
This is something I hammer home to all my online male and female coaching clients.
Until next time..
Track with purpose at all times!