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Hate Tracking? Try This!
Take a quick look-ski-poo through my IG feed, and you’ll quickly discover I'm a fan of food tracking.
And the reason being is simple – keeping a log of the foods you’re eating is the BEST way to ensure you’re eating in calorie deficit consistently ✅
But(t🍑) tracking can get a bit obsessive at times, especially if you’re trying to hit specific calorie/macro targets every single day...
For the longest time, that was me 🙋♂️ (hi!)
I thought I needed to hit all three macronutrients perfectly — on the mark 🎯— every day. If not, some fitness witchdoctor would use voodoo magic, and I’d gain back 100 pounds overnight... or something like that...
All that worrying just ended up making it HARDER for me to achieve my goals.
For example, If I accidentally went over my nutrition targets, even by a teeny-tiny bit, I’d assume the day was a total wash. I’d say, “screw it!” and turn a small surplus into a HUGE binge.
I would always get back on track, but only for about a week or so before it all happened again 🔄...
For me, what’s worked best is setting Calorie & Macro Ranges!
With this approach, you don’t have to worry about hitting exact numbers. Instead, you focus on landing within a flexible range of calories & macronutrients, which makes it a bajillion times easier to stay consistent.
I even take it a step further and drop carb and fat targets. Reason being, as long as you’re in a deficit and consuming enough protein, you can go higher in carbs 🍞⬆️ or higher in fats 🥓⬆️ and achieve similar weight loss results. I just recommend keeping your carb-to-fat ratio balanced and not going below 20% of your total calories from either macronutrient.
The Bottom Line ✅: Tracking your nutrition is one of the best ways to guarantee consistent weight loss results, but don’t let it consume you.
Unless you’re trying to get bodybuilder shredded for a competition, it’s simply unnecessary to track every calorie and/or macronutrient to a single target number.
Remember, consistency beats perfection. Focus on being “pretty close” most of the time, and dieting will become way less stress
Last nights dinner was a seared chicken breast, roasted garlic mashed potatoes with roasted zucchini and carrots. Let me tell you that this chicken right here was perfectly moist, so succulent and tender and was utterly delicious. My husband told me that this was “5 star”. And that was my goal! I love making “fancy” food at home... it makes eating in special without feeling like you are missing out.
-2 chicken breasts (breasts with skin on is best butttt I don’t like the skin so I used boneless skinless)
-salt and pepper
-1 T olive oil
-2 T butter
-1 bunch fresh thyme
Preheat oven to 400.
Heat oven safe skillet up on medium high heat until very hot but not smoking. Drizzle 1 T olive oil and coat the pan. Season chicken breasts well and place in the skillet skin side down. Sear for 2-3 minutes or until skin is golden. Flip and add in butter and thyme. Allow butter to melt and spoon butter on top of the chicken several times. Place pan in the oven for 10-15 mins or until chicken is cooked through. Spoon butter/oil/thyme mixture on top of chicken several times while baking. Remove from oven and let the chicken rest for 5 mins on a cutting board. Slice and serve on top of whatever you’d like. I added a bit of the butter mixture from the pan on top of my plated chicken for an extra pop.
#adenough of junk food marketing... In full support of @jamieoliver for this brilliant campaign.
As we all know we live with a constant daily barrage of adverts promoting highly processed foods laden with sugar, trans fats and salt. While the packaging may well be pretty, what these foods are doing to our collective health is definitely not.
Kids are particularly targeted - either online, on tv or in our daily environment. With type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle-induced chronic conditions on the rise it’s more important than ever to protect the health of our younger generation.
Anyone who follows me knows I’m a big proponent of a balanced diet (not perfection!). However, food is information for our bodies - no one likes fake news, so why should our bodies tolerate fake food...?!
Please share this message if you agree.
Thanks all x
Protein içeriği bakımından badem ile benzerlik gösteren Antep fıstığı, doğal frenleme özelliğine sahip bir besindir. Kabuklarını açmak için harcanan süre sayesinde diğer kuruyemişlere nazaran fazla yenme olasılığı düşüktür. Sunduğu kaliteli kalori, kas gelişimine ve karın bölgesinde toplanan yağın erimesine yardımcıdır. 49 adet antep fıstığı 160 kaloridir ve 6 gr protein, 8 gr karbonhidrat, 14 gr yağ ve 3 gr lif içerir! ✌🏼#muscleandfitness#muscleandfitnessturkiye#eatwell#tipoftheday#snackideas
Los sándwiches son deliciosos y prácticos en todas sus versiones, y además son un alimento muy completo, ¡disfruta este exquisito panini de pollo al pesto! 🥪🥪 INGREDIENTES: 🍗Pechuga de pollo en trozos.
🍗Yogur griego, sin azúcar.
🍗1 baguette o panini, integral. 🍗2 tazas de espinaca. 🍗4 tomates cherry rebanados. 🍗Queso mozzarella.
Para la salsa pesto:
🌱Hojas de albahaca fresca.
🌱3 cucharadas de nueces picadas.
🌱2 dientes de ajo.
🌱½ taza de aceite de oliva extra virgen.
🌱Sal y pimienta al gusto.
1.Para la salsa pesto, en la licuadora, coloca las hojas de albahaca, los dientes de ajo sin piel, una pizca de sal y pimienta, y el aceite de oliva extra virgen. Procesa hasta obtener un puré y añade las nueces. Si es necesario añade un poco más de aceite y vuelve a procesar.
2.En un bol combina el pollo con un poco de yogur griego y sazona con sal y pimienta. Puedes mezclarlo con ½ taza de pesto.
3.En el pan (caliente si lo prefieres), coloca hojas de espinaca, los tomates, más salsa pesto y el queso mozzarella en rebanadas.
Etiqueta a tu amig@ que le encantan los sándwiches, ¡seguro disfrutará esta receta!
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A Buddha bowl of sorts for today's lunch al fresco 😃 🌿🍽
Baked Curry spiced Tofu, Red & White Quinoa, Spinach, Goats cheese, Beetroot, Carrot & Orange Salad & a dollop of Hummus & Salsa... Beaut 😍
Oggi è successa una cosa tremenda non potete capire😨,sono arrivata in classe tipo 3 minuti più tardi del solito,avevo storia alla prima ora e doveva interrogare,ma a me spettava domani.Quando entro vedo la prof incazzata nera (fa veramente paura), la mia amica che piange disperata,altre scene simili tra le mie compagne,poi guardo il banco di quella che doveva essere interrogata,vuoto.Realizzo,panico,ansia,palpitazioni,la prof sempre più arrabbiata che ci minaccia,alla fine decide di chiamare qualcuno che sarebbe dovuto andare domani perché si secondo la sua logica dovevamo aver studiato già,infatti è così solo che a me mancava metà programma che dovrei fare oggi.Alla fine non si sa perché ma me lo aspettavo sceglie me,ovviamente,perché a detta sua "tu sei sicuramente quella più preparata e bla bla",vabbè ero impanicatissima tremavo ecc,alla fine ha dovuto calmarmi lei e mi ha fatto ripetere una cosa a piacere 😅,però le ho chiesto se potevo continuare domani perché oggi avevamo poco tempo.Comunque le situazioni in classe mia non si possono raccontare,tra la gente che sclera,piange e lancia le sedie...😂 meglio riderci.
Pranzo che come sempre adoro😋:
80g pennette integrali con melanzane,pomodori e zucchine belle piccanti🔥
Buon pomeriggio ❤️❤️
Day 4: and it’s been so easy to follow his diet! I was worried I’d run out of ideas for low calorie meals but instead it’s taught me to think about the meals, plan them, and make every calorie count, which means... lots of veg raw and cooked. I feel great, really health on the inside and other than brain fog in the afternoon at fine, not hungry much at all between meals and if I am I grab some strawberries. Lunch today was a put together of what’s in my fridge - Proscuito, strawberries, edamame beans, avo and baby spinach. Strawberries in a salad give you a gorgeous sweet kick and they are a flavourbomb with balsamic vinegar. Have a lovely sunny day 🌞🌻 #yummy#lunch#healthyeating#food#love