Tracking your food SUCKS. It’s the worst.
BUT it is also the BEST way to learn how to eat well and really understand what proper nutrition looks like so you can learn to eat intuitively.
Tracking is like studying for a test. You don’t want to do it. But you’ve got to if you want to really learn and understand the material.
When you study, you’ve got to read and take notes. You take practice tests even and review to really start to learn the information and soak it all in.
BUT hopefully over time studying, you begin to understand the principles and aren’t constantly needing to research or seek out the answers. You’re ready for your test because the information has become INGRAINED and LEARNED.
Same goes for tracking.
You track to LEARN how foods affect you.
What portions sizes really are.
To KNOW what you’re really eating…Because trust me…All too often we don’t really understand what makes up the foods we are eating.
How many hidden carbs there are. Or how many foods have more fat in them than we realize.
We’re not really aware of our macros.
And sometimes we aren’t even fully conscious of how many little “bites” of something we take throughout the day.
Tracking helps us truly understand what we are doing so we can learn from it and make the necessary changes.
Changes we couldn’t make without tracking because we’d only be able to really say “Well, I’m focused on eating whole natural foods and I eat generally well while watching my portions.”
We need something MEASURABLE.
When you have something measurable, something that tells you what is truly going on, you can then more easily make changes. You can realize what you haven’t yet learned how to do.
You can see the answers you may have been missing!
You TRACK to “STUDY.” But at some point this becomes information you KNOW.
The thing is…you can’t just skip ahead to the test!
So as much as tracking may be annoying, it’s only a few minutes out of your day that becomes easier over time.
Any change is hard. But you have to give it a chance.
It’s the way to ensure you get that A+ on your test AKA actually get the results you’re looking for! 😉
That’s why I recommend all of my clients track what they eat. It’s the best way to learn to understand macros and help yourself get the results you’re looking for!
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Hi. I’m trying to order the digital only copy (in Canada). The price is $41. The total is coming up as $70, but no explanation for the extra $30.
Hi Angela. Sorry I’m just seeing this! Did you still need help? The price is $41 USD. Could that be the conversion you’re seeing?
I am new to your podcasts and blogs…was just wondering if you had recommended a certain platform to use to track macros that you found helpful. Thanks so much for all your information. It is wonderful
I use my fitness pal with my clients most often because I can then review for private clients. Also, I’ve just used it forever sooooo 😉
Hi I’m looking for the macro no tracking deal can’t find it now
Hey Ravi! Here ya go! https://blackfriday.redefiningstrength.com/launch-page-31605840922272
Just checking before purchasing that the no track macro plan is digital? As I’m in Australia and the post is super slow these days
Hi Siobhan. The No Track Plan is 100% digital and even my Macro Hacks is digital only if you want as I do know post also adds up!
What is the no track macro plan? How is it possible to do macros without tracking? Thanks!!
The No Track Plan is mapped out by me. So I’ve calculated everything to hit your macros so you just follow the recipes. That way you don’t have to log. Just prep.