Do food choices matter? Day 12

When I was a freshman in High School I became a Lacto Ovo vegetarian. I cut out meat and fish but still consumed eggs and dairy.  I’d grown increasingly interested in nutrition and how the different macronutrients impacted energy and overall health, and I felt...

Track Everything: Day 9

In yesterday’s post I discussed how your plan can sometimes fall apart, no matter how well you prepare.  I found myself snacking on random things after we returned home from Hatcher Pass yesterday afternoon, and while nothing I ate was terrible, I didn’t...

When the plan falls apart: Day 8

I’m back from a whirlwind trip to a Hatcher Pass, Alaska. It’s a beautiful area up in the mountains located about 60 miles north of Anchorage.  This is one of our favorite areas to hike with our dogs because the views are incredible and the vibe is...

Staying on track while traveling: Day 7

I’ll be out of town today and tomorrow, and that requires packing all of my food with me. Situations like this call for diligence around planning and preparation, otherwise I will get way off track. I’ll bring a cooler with everything I will need for the...

Do what needs to be done: Day 4

I wasn’t hungry this morning, which is a good sign. It means my brain is adjusting to this new routine and it will send me fewer signals to eat more food. The negative side-effects of a caloric deficit need to be ignored in order to be overridden and for...