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Fitness Log That Works - Tools for Health
October 02, 2007
There I was going along just fine. I generally eat healthy foods, take appropriate supplements, etc. I do eat out a little too often at fast food places and I have some things I don't do 'right'. But for the most part I am a reasonably healthy person.
At least I thought I was…
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October 2007............Issue #022
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Fitness Log That Works
A couple weeks ago, while on the internet, I came across a fitness log and began keeping track of what I eat; my daily activities, and a few other things. This is a computer program so once I started entering information, it automatically created several charts/graphs that told me quite a bit about myself…some of which I was NOT happy about.
The principal shockers for me were the "average daily calories eaten" (a pie chart of proteins-carbs-fats) and the nutrition chart (looks like a food label).
Except when eating out, I really do try to eat nutritiously so imagine my surprise to see that my fat/protein/carbohydrate intake was out of balance. The carbohydrates were ok, but my protein intake was way low. Even on the weekly average.
The second surprise was in basic nutrition. I expected to be well above those percentages since they are on the low side anyway. Not so! To be sure, I was high on most nutrients but on several minerals and a vitamin or two I was actually below the RDA!
The cool thing is now that I can look at my log and gauge my fitness – say after a meal – I can make adjustments throughout the day as needed. For instance, today I ate breakfast at restaurant with some friends. It was a higher than normal (for me) calorie breakfast. But when I got home I entered that meal in the program checked how things were balancing and have made adjustments with lunch and dinner.
This gives me far more control over my overall fitness picture than I've ever had before.
Another thing I really like is, while it does have a huge database of foods and physical activities to choose from, I can also make my own entries. I have added things like Nutri-Burn because I use it as an instant meal replacement sometimes, and I have entered supplements like Magnesium Complex and Nutri-Calm. The information from these items becomes part of the system.
I have tried other fitness logs and have made several of my own, but none have been as simple to use. Each part stands alone so I can choose to use those which make most sense for my life.
You can take a look at it here:
If, like me, you have some eye openers when using the log, write and tell me what they are. I would love to hear from you.
Delicious Instant Breakfast
All of us know how important breakfast is. Unfortunately many feel they are too busy to make the time for this longer lasting energy boost and head for quick, less nutritious foods.
Here is one recipe I use for a low calorie instant breakfast:
1 cup water
Put all ingredients in a blender mix and enjoy! This is delicious and full of antioxidants.
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