Friday, March 30, 2012
Is it just me or has anybody else realized how they have progressed on this journey. Not in weight loss but rather in how you look at food.
When I first started my goal was to decrease calories, so when shopping I bought everything low fat, low cal I could. Then comes that problem with liking to read, you read. You read about carbs and how carbs need fat. You read all about how the body needs protein for rebuilding muscle. So the more you read the more you learn.
They teach you to fill out your nutrition page everyday to track what you are eating.
They teach you to plan your meals out for a week at a time.
You continue to learn, then you notice one day that you are planning your meals around your workout schedule for that day. Do I have enough carbs, hows my fat and don't forget that today is a strength training day so where is the protein level. Mean while what first was so important to you cal... calo.. Ican't think of it now, wait a minutes, yes that's right calories have become the last thing I look at.
Now I know calorie intake is important but my meal planner has progressed around a healthy menu. Currently we take recipes that we like a put them in our book not according the beef, pork, chicken, or vegetarian, but according to carbs, fat and protein. Then as we plan meals to are workout schedule and we see that we will need more carbs, we can pull an carb recipe and be good for the day. Best of all since we are using healthy recipes our calories come out good.
So my question is this Has anyone else noticed this progression or is it just me?