The Week Where Everything's Made Up and the Carbs Don't Matter

Today, I want to talk to y'all a little bit about how I keep myself on track. You see, I try and use the app My Fitness Pal as much as I can but sometimes I tend to stray off of it. For example, yesterday I ate Pizza, Jimmy Johns, and a waffle...You're probably like...okay and your point is? My point is I ate like shit, and then had to go to the gym to work it off harder than I normally would have on a Wednesday afternoon. 

Ever since I started working out on a almost everyday basis, I've been more incline to tracking my calories/intake. Not to limit what I'm eating, but to make sure I'm eating the right things and that I'm eating enough. After struggling really badly with an eating disorder for the past 8-9 years (from now on I'll just refer to it as ED or disordered eating), I still struggle to eat enough during the day. It's not that I'm not trying, it's just that I forget to eat. 

Some people will say that because I count calories so closely, it's still a symptom of disordered eating (and it is, but you do what you can). I like to think of it more so as I'm watching what goes into my body. Everything is written down from how much more protein I need during the day, to how many more vitamins I should take because my food isn't giving me enough of what I need. I use My Fitness Pal because you can input your own recipes and exercises. You can tell it exactly what you had, and even scan barcodes. It tells me where my nutrition is, and how I can work on it in the future to get all of the nutrients that I need. 

In all honesty, I would recommend this app to anyone. It's helpful for those who want to see what a normal day of eating looks like written out, or those who want to plan and reach a certain goal. For me, it's helped me see past good foods  and bad foods. How there isn't just a black and white line, there is actually a grey area. I use it because it tells me when I need to eat more, and what kind of foods would be better for me. I use it because I still struggle. No, this is not a sponsored post, I just really love My Fitness Pal. 

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