Ok so I promised this post last week, but got sidetracked and so here it is.
Thing #2 that I thought I wouldn't do during this fitness journey is: count calories.
I've said in a few previous posts that I didn't want to count calories or points or carbs this time around. But, I am now.
For the past month I've been logging my calories almost every single day. And it hasn't been that bad!
I decided to do it for a few reasons.
One is because I was stuck at a plateau and knew I needed to start looking closer at what I was eating. I've lost 6 pounds since cutting back my calories!
The second reason is because of all the working out and training I've been doing. I realized I needed to start paying closer attention to my food as fuel.
I use the app MyFitnessPal (I'm jsmith626 if you're using that app too, we can be friends!). It's SO easy. I can enter recipes and my exercise too. Plus it uses the camera on my phone to scan barcodes when searching - so easy!
I was eating 1400 calories a day plus I would eat about 300-400 more seeping on what I burned working out. Last week I cut that number back to 1220 calories.
It's tough, but at the same time I am strangely enjoying the challenge of finding the most high quality foods to fit into my daily allotment.
Any other fun calorie and fitness apps you use?