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Macros while on Vacay?

Macros while on Vacay?

Vacations tend to go one of two ways with me.  I’m either hypervigilant with my eating — having a plan, taking time to track calories, and making sure to have healthy alternatives on hand wherever I am.  OR I’m wild and free.  In the latter case, I eat what I want to eat, when I want to eat, until I feel like I’ve had enough.  Some would call these types of days “cheat days” — but I call them “refuel”…

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5 Consecutive Day Goal

5 Consecutive Day Goal

  Happy 4th of July All!!! Hope you’re all taking some time out to celebrate today 😀   5 days — Macro Counting My goal this week is to have 5 consecutive days of being right on target with my 40-30-30 macros.  I’ve been hitting and missing sporadically, so I planned this goal to strive for consistency!  I’m keeping in my the 4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros — and the 10% grace… so that I can live!  Other…

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4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

As I wrote in my post about Flexible Dieting, I’ve been dabbling with macro targets recently.  It’s a much higher learning curve than I initially anticipated.  Originally I was all like, “Cool, no big deal, just eat ____g protein, ____g fat, and ____ carbs.  Easy!”  Oh boy… is it not.   Here are 4 things I’ve learned so far: (1.)  Think of most foods as a combination of macros — not a single macro Chicken is a protein.  Oatmeal is…

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IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

Ever since training for my marathon, I’ve really felt the need to fuel my body for my goals.  In the past, I’ve focused on the scale and on points (weight watchers).  This left me pretty much obsessed with food — when will I eat next?  How much can I eat?  What recipes/foods/products let me eat the most for the fewest points?  Basically, food was all I thought about.  I started gaming the system — tweaking the serving size until my…

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The Food Pusher

The Food Pusher

I have a Korean Mom story for you today!  It’s about my very own Korean Mom and how her relationship to food has shaped who I am today.   Push and Pull Growing up, food wasn’t consistent.  My folks were young and broke, with three kiddos to feed, so they used whatever they had to scrape by.  Basically, this meant that we ate simply for the most part — rice and side dishes, hot dogs and macaroni w/ cheese, and…

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Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Current Eating Moods After meeting with a nutritionist and giving her the log in information to MyFitnessPal (the calorie tracker I use daily) — I feel more accountable for what I’m eating on a day to day basis.  It’s only been about a month, but I’ve started to see myself “normalize” into a few routines/set meals. For breakfast, I’ve been loving on Eggs.  I’ll hard boil a bunch one day, then bring 2 at a time with me for quick…

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Meal Planning & Meal Prep

Meal Planning & Meal Prep

If you haven’t read about my first trip to the nutritionist, you might want to do that first… before reading on… Waiting… and waiting… We’re currently waiting for the nutritionist to give us our meal plans.  Until then, she’s given us a few “starter” meals and meal formulas to tie us over.  Basically, we need protein/veggies/carbs at each meal — with a goal of 20 grams of protein at Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  She’s set my macros at 40% carbs,…

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Escape Room!

Escape Room!

Hubby and I are trying to not do our typical “dinner and a movie” dates — which are really just “eat here and then eat there” dates. So we tried an Escape Room this weekend and it was SOOOO FUN!!! First impressions We had never been to an escape room before — but decided to go with friends that had done a few.  This way, they’d have experience we could lean on.  The location we picked was brand new to…

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Nutritionist

Nutritionist

Today was a totally new experience for me — I went to see a nutritionist.   It was my husband’s idea — he found the nutritionist, made the appointment, and even planned out the day around it.  He and I both wanted to have our metabolisms tested and meet with a specialist to discuss the results.  The whole thing was fascinating!   Here, breathe through this Our appointment started with taking turns breathing through a tube hooked to a machine….

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Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

I’m not dead!!   There’s looking on the bright side!   Now for the Tummy Pain bit Apparently I had some sort of infection in my digestive tract… how gross is that??! I’m still undergoing testing — but here’s the scoop. Saturday, Hubby and I were having a great date day!  We went to the gym, we took a nap, we watched a football game, and we went for a late dinner/movie.  Halfway through dinner, I just had a weird…

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