Thursday, July 16, 2009

Counting Calories

I really have not been focused on my training this week. I am finishing up a summer class and the work has consumed much of my time. I have strayed a little from my diet and have missed two days at the gym. Yeah, feeling guilty right now but life happens. Tomorrow is a new day! Speaking of diet, one thing I use to help me keep track of what I eat is a food journal. I calculated my macronutrient ratio at 50:20:30 and try to consume 1600+ calories a day.
Here is a really good link explaining the ratio.

and a link to a food diary you can customize to fit your needs. You can also create one using a word processing program but this one will save you time.

Keeping one will help you stay on track with your diet. It is much easier to plan your meals, too. Which I will talk more about soon.

Fitday is a site where you can keep an online journal and it gives nutrition information also. I think it takes too much time to enter everything in but you might like it.

I hope this helps!

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