Eating plan

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Ive decided this needs to be a bigger part of my new lifestyle.

I recently discovered just how many calories I need for my body shape and fitness level. I have heard so many different things that Im going to try this one. 1358--I understand its not the diet failing but myself....I am doing awesome on the exercise aspect I just keep finding myself being inconsistent with calories. Im either going to high or too low plus the fact that Im sure what type of food I feel my calories with is very important and Im not paying attention to that.
I should probably have less carbs and more protein. Where exactly do I go to research that Im sure Jennifer knows I should ask. I have been fighting in the 160's all the way up and all the way down. No matter what excuse I use I know the real culprit is me. I just dont want to focus my whole day around planing what to eat.....Ive got some work to do
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    The best place to start in implementing an eating plan is to simply start logging your food on the Spark Nutrition Tracker. Don't make judgments about what food is good or bad, or whether what you're doing is right or wrong - just figure out where you stand. Log your food for a week, and then take a look at your patterns. You'll see what's in the food you're eating - how much protein and carbs and fat and fiber, etc, in addition to the calories. There's a lot of help in the Spark tools' functions and info in Spark articles, so it's easy to learn and experiment with how to make healthy adjustments. Change only a couple of things at a time, so you can learn and keep it up long-term. It's like when a person wants to start saving or pay off debts, they need to create a budget; however, before that "first step" can be done effectively, a person needs to know just what $ is coming in and where their money is going. Tracking is the first step - and that means being sure to measure accurately, as well as keeping records. It may seem like a lot of work, but it's one of the most effective tools available~ It's a commitment to YOURSELF. You can do this! Good luck!!!
    4607 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/8/2008 8:04:58 PM
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