Why tracking isn't a long-term answer

May 1, 2021

 by Blair Rockoff

Tracking your overall calorie and macronutrient intake is a great way to help you achieve your goals - whether you're looking to lose fat, put on muscle, or simply maintain and ensure you're getting enough nutrients overall to support your lifestyle. However, like many tools we utilize for getting healthier, tracking calories isn't necessarily something you will want (or need) to do forever. Here are some tips for moving away from tracking if and when you feel you need a break:

  1. Remember everything you learned while you were tracking - generally you likely were eating moderate portions of protein, veggies and whole food carbohydrates at every meal. Keep that in mind as you prepare your meals for the day even if you won't be measuring everything out.
    2. Just because you're not tracking doesn't mean you can't meal prep! Making sure you have plenty of delicious and nutritious food available each week will help you maintain your healthy habits in the long run.
    3. Learn to trust your body and eat intuitively: eat a balanced and nutritious meal when you're hungry and treat yourself occassionally.

    Once you've established your healthy ways, eating for your health and enjoyment will come naturally :)