The holidays are over. That means that I am climbing back into the driver’s seat at the table. I was doing good the last half of last year: exercising more and making smarter food choices. But then Thanksgiving rolled around and I didn’t quit eating until this weekend. I’m full. It’s time to get the fat-burning train rolling again.
I personally believe that being healthy is 70% diet, 20% exercise and 10% genes. So since diet is number one, here’s how I am getting it back in control:
1. re-reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. This is a must read for anyone trying to eat better. It ties in the right amount of sociology, biology and “how the man is trying to keep you down” through grocery store planning and business strategies. It’s a very easy and amazing read. I know our local libraries have many copies.
2. I am using the LoseIt! app (iTunes). I really like this one (it’s free). They have a great website too. It lets you enter what you eat and then spits back all of the numbers for you. They have a very impressive database of restaurant and grocery store foods. I use it to track calories, carbs and protein. No need to be more specific, at this point. You should also log your exercise in the app too so it can chart your input/output of calories. I mean our bodies are just machines anyway, right?
3. I am also using the RunKeeper app (iTunes) to track all of my exercise. They also have a website. I’ll input this data into the LoseIt! app to help stay organized.
That’s it. No New Year’s resolution. No deadlines. While I will track everything (mantra: what gets measured gets done) i don’t have any real goals to speak of. I’m just tired of being tired. Tired of my back hurting and so on…
so far I have consumed 450 calories today… let’s see where I end up.