Tracking your food with MyFitnessPal can be a challenge within the challenge itself, if you never controlled your daily intake before. Some athletes are not struggling with the Goliaz Workouts, but more with finding the right balance to stick to their given Daily Caloric Needs and macros. In the following our Goliaz Athlete Lucile Barbaudy gives some tips how it might get easier for you to keep to your plans.
What if we had all chances on our side? Even if at first sight you may think that MyFitnessPal is like a pot of gold under the rainbow, it can quickly become a nightmare…
Seeing all your different comments on the Goliaz Group, I want to give you here a few tips to make your life easier with using this app. You are indeed giving your all and your training is tough and you are not minding your time and effort… It would be a pitty to let a few errors in your food diary reports annihilate your superb job. Namely when you come home late after work or following your workouts – these moments are crucial. And willpower is not enough: you are hungry and there is nothing healthy to eat in your kitchen or in the fridge. Thus, to avoid the worst and put all chances by your side, there are a few strategies to adopt.
Rule number 1: Don’t rely on your willpower alone.
Rule number 2: Don’t think it is impossible.
The solution is simple and rests in 3 keywords: Organize – Plan – Execute. First of all, you need to focus on the long term. Small changes will make all the differences for you.
Organization: Identify when you are going to buy your groceries, and go for it with a full stomach, it’s much better. Make time for this and plan in advance what you want to eat.
Plan: Plan your menu for the week before you do the shopping. It does not need to be a 3 star restaurant menu list, it does have to please you and satisfy your taste buds.
Execute: take your DCN (Daily Calories Need) and divide them against the number of meals and snacks you are going to eat in a day. This is your choice; some will have 3 meals, others 5. This is where MFP steps in. Choose simple and easy meals from it. Open MFP and input your recipes or your ingredients for each meal and remind yourself to double or triple the quantity. Divide your meals in relation to your needs and the DCN that suits your health. Then you only have to find enough space in the fridge to stock it. Afterwards, decide when you want to eat them and don’t forget the little snack that brightens everything at the end of your workout and enables you to wait for the next meal without you going crazy for this sugary bar or Nutella or your kids’ biscuits…
There, I almost forgot: Enjoy your meal!