All posts tagged: #Calories

Dieting and Food, Food and Dieting

“How many calories am I eating?”, “Am I eating at a deficit?”, “Should I carb load?”, “What are my macros?”, “Should I eat at a surplus?”, “Is this food bad?”, etc, etc, etc. Ai yai yai. When a client starts with me, I rarely share numbers (as in never) and am unlikely to strategize a diet with a Contest Prep-like approach because when it comes to weight loss for the masses (i.e. if you’re NOT an athlete), keep it simple. Embrace eating whole foods portioned for one’s goals is usually my first “go to” strategy. I also certainly arrange marcos strategically. Along the way, I will troubleshoot the program based on my client’s progress with adjustments, tweaks, or simply riding it out. I just don’t feel this information is necessary to share so early into a program for someone so new on their fitness journey because too much information can be overwhelming (“paralysis by analysis”). My most successful clients that truly understand the process do so because they are eventually connected with their body, the …

Calories Count

Last week I managed to get a little downtime by spending a few days in New Jersey for the USA Special Olympics games and in the Big Apple for some shopping and exploring. I managed to get a couple of workouts in but certainly wasn’t watching what I was eating as I had put together a new phase to begin this summer after taking some time off from structured eating and training.  My hubby and I certainly enjoyed ourselves eating at many, many restaurants. The first couple of days we were a little confused with the prices of the food because there were 2 numbers in the menu of almost every food item and it hadn’t really dawned on me that the second number wasn’t another price but it looked to be calorie count!?!?!?!? I wasn’t used to having this kind of information on hand and when I had walked by a Coca-Cola machine it confirmed my suspicions. Just to be sure, I Googled it on my iPhone. As it turns out, chain restaurants in …