Having internal crisis, need thoughts and ideas until I can sit down and think about this on the weekend. I want to get lean. I'm fine eating Paleo and not tracking, but I know that to get lean and have effective nutrition to workout I have to track my macronutrient ratio and get it to a proper place. I have a problem though, I don't seem to be able to be consistent at tracking. Its a mental thing, because I finally came to the conclusion that if I want to make a real change to my body comp, I need to make a real change to the way I do things. But for some reason I just can't bring myself to do it. I don't want to write down what I eat. Keep tellin myself I need to harden the fuck up, quit complaining and DO IT, but I need a way to think about tracking that actually makes me want to do it, not hate it. I usually track for two days and then eat something that is over my calorie limit or full of sugar or bread (ie 6 oz of almonds or a bagel with butter, or a chocolate chip cookie) and I can't write it down. What is my problem? Does anyone else have this? How do you deal with it? This isn't about Paleo specifically, its a question about tracking macronutrient ratios for performance nutrition. Helpful answers would be greatly appreciated.
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on February 24, 2012
at 03:39 PM
For me, it's relatively simple. The best motivation to closely track all biological inputs (diet, exercise, sleep) to my performance is:
...the performance I get when I use the optimal mix.
When I'm on, it's like there's a lightbulb turned on in my brain and my entire body is moving effortlessly towards whatever it is that I desire to do (work, play, explore, love, forage, fast, hunt). Romanticized? Yea, probably. But it's real.
Seek out your optimal self. You will not be sorry.
on February 24, 2012
at 03:46 PM
You're probably making yourself more likely to cheat and more stressed out the more you try and track. For performance I've never tracked anything, just ate quality food till I was satisfied. And as soon as I really started doing that is when everything came together.