This website resource is for part #4 of the GetFitFormula: Nutrition
Tracking nutrition is likely the most difficult part of the GetFitFormula for most people. What’s worse is that you will come across many different “best ways” to handle this part of your lifestyle.
You really want to know what’s the best nutrition plan for you?
It’s the one you can actually follow.
How do you figure out which nutrition plan you can actually follow?
You need to try out different ones.
That’s the only way to know what works for you. Also, your nutrition plan will need to change according to your goals. For example, if you want to aggressively lose weight, you will need an aggressive (but safe) plan. To maintain your body composition, your plan will have more room for flexibility.
Like the times you need a break from work (or other parts of life) with a vacation or some other adventure, you will no doubt need a break from a given nutrition plan.
That’s exactly why getting experience with a variety of methods for planning and tracking your nutrition will provide the flexibility you need to change things up while still feeling like you are in control.
This website about The Dietary Tracking Continuum is a brief yet thorough walkthrough of 13 ways to track your nutrition.
There are two key concepts:
In the GetFitFormula eBook I provide an example of my own nutrition tracking system. It’s mostly based on the “macro ranges” approach described in the Dietary Tracking Continuum.
There have been periods where I attempted the most extreme approach (exact macros). That required the most planning and preparation, and was also the most restrictive when it came to being more social. Very effective, but not sustainable long term for me. However, I know what it's like and can draw upon that approach when needed.
When I am looking more to just maintain my body composition, the “semi track” comes in handy where I focus on protein intake and keep an eye on my body measurements. The better nutrition habits I picked up during the more detailed tracking phases are what ultimately lead me to be successful at maintaining body composition when I’m lower on the continuum.
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