Food. Damn you delicious, nutritious and cheesy jerk. Mmm, cheese, maybe that’s where I’ve been going wrong. Over the course of the last 10 years I have lost the equivalent of a person (over 120lbs), but lately my weight has climbed. Not much, but enough that I have been struggling to get back on track. Call it travel, love of cheese, lack of portion control or just generally not being as careful as I should have been. @savannahjessie has been pushing for a while to get us back on track and I just wasn’t able to get my butt in gear. Hopefully, I can keep up my end of the bargain now.
You are probably asking yourself, how does @BigBrnz think he’s going to manage this? Well, I went to @canuckcoach and I asked her if I could check in with her once in a while to try and stay accountable. She said no, because once in a while wouldn’t cut it and if I wanted to be successful. @canuckcoach was happy to help, but I needed to commit to the process. Right as always, I was soon joining Eat to Perform (ETP) and logging everything into MyFitnessPal.
Vegetables… All the vegetables (and fibre)
With a new set of macro targets in hand, I’ve been working towards hitting my goals. It has been a lot more difficult than I thought because the numbers change based on day. Combine that with regular meetings for weekly meal planning organized be @savannahjessie we have a recipe for success. I still need to increase my veggie intake, increase my daily fibre and cut down on sugar and sodium… Geez we aren’t asking for much. There’s lots of work to do, but I’ve reduced my caloric intake by at least 25% since we started.
I’m down 14lbs since the start of March and I’m working towards 30 more. The keys to success? Making your goal public always helps because your circle can help with accountability and motivation. Find someone who has expertise in nutrition (ETP, Precision Nutrition, Keto, Paleo or whatever else) and use their guidance to find something that works for you. Plan ahead. This will help with shopping, meal planning and food prep. And the most important thing, eat your vegetables.