Tracking Macros Part 3 | Weighing Food

We get asked this all the time, “Do I really need to weigh and measure my food?”

The answer is YES! Like anything in this world, the more precise you are, the more accurate you are and so it follows, the better the results. Of course there needs to be a balance, we don’t want you to drive yourself crazy or be that guy at the restaurant with your scale on the table – although Jason has been known to be that guy! But when you have access to a kitchen we recommend you weigh and measure your food to improve the results you’ll get from tracking macros.

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Blueberry Flax Yogurt Bowl

True story! Part of the reason I love sleep so much is because it transports me to my favorite time, and meal, of the day…BREAKFAST!!! I used to be one of those people that always ate my breakfast on the go, usually it was pretty non-existent, it definitely didn’t contain much protein and almost inevitably was eaten distracted at my desk. But I’ve learnt some lessons along the way and now I prefer to take my time.

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Tracking Macros Part 2 | How to keep track

Gone are the challenging days of filling in spreadsheets or even more tedious, committing pen to paper to keep track of what you’re eating. The age of “there’s an app for that” has brought with it countless ways in which you can track your fitness and food and along with it SO much more freedom in the foods you can enjoy.

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Delish Goddess Bowl

It might be true that no good story ever started with someone eating a salad, but just because salad stories might be boring, that doesn’t mean that they have to taste that way! We’ve been taking a lot lately about how to maintain and quantify that 80/20 balance with your nutrition. We’re 100% on board with the savvy advice from our friend EC at Optimized Nutrition, that 800g a day of fruit and veg is a good target for most adults to shoot for – some may need more, some a little less depending on your overall caloric intake.

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Tracking Macros Part 1 | Why Keeping Track Works

Even with the freedom the Own Your Eating lifestyle brings, sometimes, when you’re standing in front of the fridge with the door wide open at 10 o’ clock at night trying to find something to hit those last 20g of protein, it can be hard to remember why tracking your macros is worth the extra energy.

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Protein Oreo Cheesecake [Recipe]

Sick of chugging down protein shakes or chowing down on grilled chicken to hit your protein? Me too! So I was literally over the moon when I came across this high protein cheesecake recipe. This dessert has just 2g of fat and 14g of carbs per slice! Try it out.

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Calculating Macros Part 3 – The Zone & Other Diets

If you have googled “healthy balanced diet” or any other similar term, most likely you have seen the ratios of 40/30/30 pop up. What that’s referring to is your ratio of macro-nutrients; 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat.

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Turkey Moussaka [Recipe]

Aubergine or eggplant, call it what you like, happens to be a favorite vegetable of mine. In it’s raw form is it pretty bland, but once grilled or pan-fried its flavor is magically transformed! Eggplant is incredibly popular in European and Middle Eastern cooking, most typically used in casseroles like this delicious moussaka!

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