|12-01-2013, 10:36 AM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: WI- land of cold cows
Stats: 220/144/tweak, 5'7" learn to maintain!
WOE: Low carb
I keep a book of NK recipes...
Going with the thread about tracking, I keep a small spiral notebook with recipes that I love that are NK. I input them into a popular calorie tracker and write down everything in my note book. When I get better at eyeballing my food instead of weighing, I just have to reference my cards and everything is set up for me. Example:
Chicken With Bacon and caramelized onions
3 oz chicken, cubed
1 oz bacon
1/4 cup carmelized onions
1/3 cup sour cream
37.4 fat gr
Each recipe is 475-535 calories, so I just have 3 recipes a day with and added snack (about 300 calories) and I don't have to worry about how many calories I'm taking in. I already figured it out!
I make enough so that I have some for days measured out in containers in the fridge. Makes life a lot easier. Of course you'd have to do this to your own needs, since some need more fat, others more protein. I plan on adding 1.5 oz of protein to every recipe when I get to goal to maintain. I would love to be able to say I won't track, but I got de-railed last time by not. Too easy to lose control for me.
Remaking myself, inside and out...
|12-29-2013, 06:30 AM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario
WOE: N.K.=vlc/hf/moderate protein & organic/pastured
Start Date: Restart Oct 18 2009
Calorie counting is not necessary but it is often part of the output from food trackers. In fact, I have never seen one that doesn't do this as the primary function. Just ignore it.
Original start - Feb. 2000 180/125
"The energy content of food (calories) matters, but it is less important than the metabolic effect of food on our body." Dr. P. Attia
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