In my last video post I talked about tracking your protein intake to maintain muscle mass, and it made me think. I encourage you to take food intake as serious as you take other things in life if you want a better physique.
For example, early in my software engineering career I learned that if I wanted to make a process more efficient I had to first measure what I wanted to improve. Next, I had to make an improvement (or, manage), then measure again to see the effect. I’m sure you use this approach for other aspects of you life. So, when I hear someone moan or cringe at the thought of measuring macronutrients and calories I wonder why this is so unimportant to them yet they want a better physique.
I understand the resistance to this. I don’t measure all the time. Here’s the thing, once you measure and manage for even a week, you get the hang of it. You get to know what 4 oz of chicken breast looks like, for example. Or, you now know that while a cup of black coffee with no additives has no carbs or protein but still has calories.
I start tracking again when I’m in contest preparation mode, and I use the CalorieKing app. There are several apps out there, but I encourage you to use one. It’s important to know what’s going into your body.
Health is a big part of my lifestyle by design, and most people do not take their health seriously until something goes wrong. If you are serious about making changes to your physique, exercise and diet are paramount. I go into great detail on both in my book, “Fat Burning Secrets“, which is available in either PDF format or available in the Amazon Kindle Store.
Thanks for reading,