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5 Ways To Simplify Food Tracking

23 December 2021

Hey there! I’m Ty, a nutrition and fitness coach here,  I help busy professionals lose fat while juggling their busy schedules & without having to do extreme diets or excessive exercise

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As a nutrition coach, I work with all different clients with different schedules. Some are parents with full-time jobs. Others are college students and athletes trying to balance studies and sports with their nutritional needs. 

When working with any of my nutrition clients, the stress of tracking their food nearly always comes up in conversation. Whether my clients feel as though they don’t have the time to track, don’t really know where to start, or are looking for a more simplified approach to nutrition, there is an easier way for every person.

Here are my top 5 tips as a nutrition coach to help you simply food tracking.

  1. Plan Your Groceries Around Meals. Before I do my weekly grocery hall, I always write down what meals I’m making that week, so I know exactly what I need to grab at the store. It also helps when I can reuse ingredients like vegetables, starches, etc., for the week so I don’t end up buying small amounts of food that go bad before they’re ever used. To grab a copy of my digital weekly grocery list & meal planner, click here.
  2. PPP (prioritize protein prepped). Cooking up chicken, streak , or your favorite protein aevery single night is time-consuming and (if we’re being honest) might make you want to reach for the phone and order some Uber Eats instead. Having your protein already cooked for the week makes building meals ten times easier and less stressful.
  3. Input all your meals into your nutrition tracker the day before.

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    I’m a big fan of pre-tracking (also made easier when you know what meals you’re making!) because it takes the guesswork out of eating for the day. When you’re not constantly worried about “what will I eat” all damn day, you can devote that mental energy to living your life to the fullest. If you need to change something- it’s much easier to make informed swaps when all your numbers are right in front of you instead of being unaware and going over in calories by tracking at the end of the day.
  4. Don’t try to hit numbers perfectly. Hitting a single number gets to be obsessive and it’s easy to throw the entire day away once you’re “gone over.” I usually give clients a range. I give my clients a range of variance of about 150calories and 5-10 grams of wiggle room  for protein, depending on their lifestyle and goals.
  5. Focus on tracking 80% of the time. For me, it means tracking all my meals M-F and tracking breakfasts/brunches on Saturday and Sunday. I opt to eat this way because it keeps me consistent without being overly strict. I prioritize food that makes me feel my best and give myself the option to indulge if I want to. Clients like this because it doesn’t restrict them from enjoying time, food, drinks, and company with loved ones on the weekends. 

BONUS: Track Protein & Calories only. This has been a massive game-changer for my clients. Tracking this way eliminates a lot of extra weighing and will still help you achieve your health goals. Protein helps with satiety, building, and maintaining lean muscle. My clients love the flexibility with fats and carbs because they can choose foods that they like, have on hand, and enjoy instead of feeling locked in a restricted. **To download my FREE Nutrition Guide, including the best sources of protein, fat, and carbs for weight loss, CLICK HERE!**

I hope that these tips from my experience as a nutrition coach help you simplify tracking to reach your health goals! If you’re someone who is serious about their health and nutrition goal in the upcoming year, want to transform your relationship with food, your body, and your confidence, sign up for a free discovery call with Coach Ty today before roster spots fill up for the New Year! CLICK HERE to schedule your chat! 😊

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I can’t wait to welcome you into the Nourish Fam! 

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