The Tracking Trick That Worked
I needed a way to keep myself accountable, and that's when a fellow CrossFitting buddy gave me a tip: track your food the night before. It sounded so simple. I've tracked my food during the day before, but that never worked for a few reasons: I'd just end up noshing on food without plugging it in, or I'd accidentally consume my daily calories by 3 p.m. (and still end up eating dinner). Other times, I'd
conveniently forget to log what I ate because I often wouldn't write it down until that night (oops, forgot about that postlunch brownie!). I thought it couldn't hurt to try this method of tracking my food before I ate it.
So that evening, I opened up the MyFitnessPal app and planned out what I was going to eat the next day. I logged my lunchtime kale, tofu, chickpea, and avocado salad, my maple cumin lentils over spaghetti squash dinner, and a couple of snacks.