Sunday, August 29, 2010

Some useful information....FINALLY!

Hello my blog readers!  Here is a great site I can across while reading the book Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald.  As soon as I'm finished reading, I will write a blog about it....because so far, it is AWESOME.  Until then, check out this site from the Lance Armstrong Foundation:

It is a great way to keep track of your food well as your exercise. 

If you are looking for a way to lose weight, tracking your food is a fantastic way.  It holds you accountable for what you are putting into your body each day.  If you have never done it before, I highly suggest it (whether trying to lose weight or not). 

 The My Plate portion of the Livestrong page is great because many of us live on our computers, iPhones or iPads these days and don't want to tote along a notebook and calorie counter around.  It's all in one spot here.  The site also helps you set goals and provides recipes.

If you are new or returning to food tracking/logging/journaling, here is my one tip...don't get discouraged.  Whether you can't find EXACT nutrition information or if you forget/don't want to log one day, IT IS OK!  Just come back to it.  A great point Matt Fitzgerald makes in is book is that we are fairly consistent in our eating habits.  So if we skip a day, NO BIG!  It's probably somewhat similar to the day before.  And if you splurged....oh well!  Also, if you are not completey accurate with your totals, it's OK.  Just do the best you can.  The online tracking sites improve accuaracy, but nothing (and no one) is perfect.  So just relax and do the best you can....that's all we can do!

Check it out!

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