Instead of counting calories, I rely on them and the nutrients in foods as fuel.
Gone are the days of chronic calorie counting now that healthy, balanced eating is part of my everyday lifestyle. I no longer meticulously track calories, instead I make sure my body is fueled with the right calories, protein, carbs, and healthy fats so I can live an active and healthy life.
Simply put, I eat more on days I workout, on holidays, birthdays, vacations, and special occasions…and I don’t sweat it.
How do I know when I’m fueling my body properly?
I have the energy to get through any day including the ones that include hardcore workouts
I don’t have “brain-fog” like I used to have on ultra low-carb cycles
I don’t feel lethargic after I eat
My clothes fit comfortably
My skin is clear
I’m reaching my goals
When I’m feeling off-track, as in sluggish, or dare I say, having a fat day…I take a look at what and how much I’ve been eating and drinking (because I do write it down), my intensity levels in the gym, and my sleep quality, and then I adjust.
In a nutshell, I’m in control of my calories, they are not in control of me.
And speaking of nuts…
Now I really must go grab a spoonful of peanut butter and a protein shake and get ready for a great week…I’m counting on it!