We know you understand the importance of training well and having a plan to achieve your goals, but do you take your eating plan as seriously as you do your training regime?
Before you jump in and shout ‘Well Of Course I do”, sometimes what we think we do is very different to the reality of what we habitually throw down our throats all day.
And those 8 glasses of water you are convinced you consumed, well they may just be the one 500ml bottle you have been carrying around with you all day.
In our ongoing battle to properly fuel ourselves and conquer poor performance or reach the next level of our objectives, an invaluable ally can be a fuel journal. You would be surprised how the small habit of picking throughout the day can add up. If you nibble while you’re preparing your dinner, have a couple of snacks during the afternoon and drink two calorie-laden beverages in a day, you’re probably taking in a lot more sugar, and calories than you think you are.
Keeping a fuel journal is a tool for self-awareness. If you do it right, you’ll come away with a fuller understanding of yourself, your bodies fuel requirements and some insight into how you can improve. It will also highlight where you may fall short of targets for macronutrient, hydration and supplements.
It’s our experience that the single biggest reason for failure in adaption and reaching a high level of performance on a Keto strategy is the subjective tracking of meals. At least for the first few weeks or months you should track your food. This will give you a great knowledge of what foods work for you, what don’t and what that meal is ‘real’ make of. There are a lot of hidden sugars in otherwise ‘ healthy’ foods.
The power of the information you get from writing down or logging your meals helps you close the performance gap between what you are eating and what you should be eating by shining a light on where you are coming up short
It you prefer the old school way of writing things in a meal tracker to hold yourself accountable that’s great, but there are a few great nutritional tracking tools.
MyfitnessPal.com: This is a great tracker that allows you to quickly drop in foods and meals with the desktop function or mobile app. Its free and has millions of foods already listed with their nutritional info. You can also scan a barcode strait from the app, and copy recipes with a URL and load the directly into your favourites, and many more functions.