Performance matters! Here’s why you should keep track

Chase performance and your results will follow. Earlier this week we talked about taking a selfie and using progress pictures as a measure of your progress. Another metric you should be tracking regularly is your performance. Why? Because if you’re getting fitter, stronger, faster and increasing your work capacity, then it’s highly likely that you’re making profound changes to your body’s physiology and composition.

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Why you should take a selfie

It’s the age of the selfie! We take them all day every day but when was the last time you stripped down and took a “real” selfie? I’m talking about the #nofilter kind of selfie that you’re probably too damn scared to share now, but that in 6 months time you’ll be like “Hell yeah b*tches! That was my body then and look at it now!”

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Weightloss | How to measure progress without the scale

Whether your goal is to lose weight or gain weight, if the scale is your only measurement of progress, you are bound to become dissatisfied, discouraged, and frustrated.  The scale is a good way to see if things are moving in the right direction, but it should not be your only metric.

Weightloss is not linear.

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Hitting your numbers. What does that mean?!

People can get really neurotic about hitting “triple zeroes” – three zeroes signifies that you have eaten all of your food for the day and reduced your macronutrient goals perfectly to zero. We’re not knocking that that’s an awesome achievement! But don’t stress yourselves out about it because it’s really not necessary. When we use the term “hit your numbers” what we really mean is be within a range of 5 grams for each macronutrient. If you want to fine tune that and bring each one closer to zero, then more power to you.

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How to Track When You’re Eating Out

When people ask about how to track when you’re eating out at seminars, Jason always hands the floor over to me. If you don’t already know, I am a full-blown foodie! It’s a blessing and a curse! I get a huge amount of enjoyment from eating delicious foods. The downside? Well, really tasty food often doesn’t come in a conveniently scannable packet! Nor does it typically come at the end of a buffet line – sorry Jay but Chipotle won’t cut it for date night! 😉

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How to Use the Recipe Function in MyFitnessPal

Maybe you’re not much of a chef and that’s OK! You certainly don’t need to be to be able to follow our program and track your macros. But doing a little bit of food prep now and again can save you a HUGE amount of time in the long-run and save you from a macro-meltdown when you’re having a crappy day!

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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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