There is so much value in calorie and macronutrient counting because it sets you up with a foundation for accomplishing your short term and long term goals. Since most of us are creatures of habit. We like the foods we eat, and we mostly stick to a similar routine every week. That means, once we get a good pattern down, it is often easier to visualize, even if we don’t know the exact portion
Let’s be real here, you are not going to catch me sitting at every meal trying to count calories. Food is to be enjoyed, conversations are to be had, and I don’t want to be a slave to the calorie tracker. But I also have GAINS that I am trying to get to! I can’t afford to be wasting all this time in the training room, and not getting progress! How does that look to my clients? If I can’t do it for myself, how can I expect them to trust me to do it for them?
So how do you find a healthy balance that won’t leave you disappointed when you step on the scale the next morning?
I’ve got the right plan for you. Put the measuring cups and calorie trackers down. Here is one simple tip.
Use your hands
When I am out to dinner and can’t track my food in traditional ways, I use my hands for portion.
Protein: The size your fist
carbs/fats: The size of your palm
vegetables: Half of the plate
Fill up on the vegetables, and portion the carbs, protein, and fat. And if you choose to track your food at the end of the day, most peoples fist size is about 1 serving.
who said we cannot eat good food, and get our GAINS too?