I often get asked what I eat day to day. For the most part I share all my meals and snacks on my Snapchat (@jesscup ), but thought I'd share it on here once in a while. Breakfast: whole banana with #maranatha maple almond butter with pieces of dates. Snack: #mariani roasted sea salt almonds Lunch: Made a salad with organic baby greens, Persian cucumber, grape tomatoes & red onion. Dressing: Italian dressing Dinner: Veggie Spring Rolls ( cucumber, bean sprouts, carrots, mint, cilantro) Dipping sauce: homemade spicy peanut sauce ( peanut butter, garlic hoisin sauce, ginger paste, water & cayenne pepper) ❤️
So granted anyone under the age of 30 probably won't get the reference to the old school anthem by Meatloaf, I just couldn't help but think about it given what I see so often from people who want to lose weight. I can't tell you the number of times people say things to me like "I'll do anything to lose the weight" or "I'm desperate, please help me" but as soon as I talk about tracking macros suddenly they can't hear me and dissapear. -
Now I'm not going to sit here and tell you the ONLY way to lose weight is through tracking. And honestly I think the long-term goal for most people should probably be to get to a point where you DON'T have to track, but here's the thing. Tracking teaches you SO much about nutrition and your body. Even just spending a few weeks closely monitoring macros can teach you more than damn near any textbook could. -
Everyone wants to be able to "eat intuitively" but how can you be "intuitive" if you have no clue what's in the food you eat? If you don't LEARN then you're constantly looking at foods as either "good" or "bad." When I have people eat like they've been eating but just TRACK it they are almost always shocked. Some people they can't believe how much they eat, some can't believe how LITTLE they eat. Most people hardly eat any protein. Many think they love carbs but come to find out they go crazy on fat. And these things are surprising because they don't know what's in the food they eat and they don't know cause they don't track.
So the point is this. If you want to get better at ANYTHING in life you have to LEARN about it and get better. If you're only told "eat this not that" than that's what you learn. So you spend the rest of your life relying on willpower to get you through. You think there's magic foods. But if you took the time to track macros and learn for yourself, well not only will you now be better educated, but since you lose through being in a caloric deficit. Now you'll KNOW if you're in a caloric deficit or not rather than guessing. So if you want to end the guessing game and get better, I can't recommend tracking enough. Maybe it's not your long-term solution, but it's a big stepping stone in the right direction
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#tbt Despite what you might think, I actually couldn't stand how I looked in this photo.
This was actually at the very first Tough Mudder in Scotland in which I took part with a few other guys.
One of which I trained with for a while, and was often made to feel inadequate. So, instead of allowing myself to let this feeling dominate me at this event, I decided to make myself a parody of something idiotic rather than dread the thought of running the course with a group of topless guys.
You might argue that I don't look bad at all, which admittedly, I don't. Except this was at a time when I was following all the insane bro methods.
Chasing my first every six-pack, with daily HIIT, doing MMA, bodybuilding split routines in the gym 5-6 times a week, having "cheat" weekends. All while being called stuff such as "fatty".
Although this might have been said in jest, it wasn't taken that way, because I was trying my absolute hardest and getting nowhere.
I did enjoy this event, however, every time I knew a photo was being taken I would brace myself because I was conscious of how I looked.
What you what changed?
- I trained alone from then on.
- I changed my reading sources.
- I took notes.
- I tracked my food intake and made adjustments.
- I took fewer supplements
- I trained less. A lot less.
I look at this photo with mixed feelings.
First, that I'm glad I did it.
Second, that I hated how I felt at the event, and at that time.
Note: My face was covered in army camouflage stuff. To this day I still wonder why :/
On a positive spin, check out the thong!
When I look back on my life, I realize it was during the moments of my worst failures and biggest challenges that I learned the most about myself. ||
In 2015 when I had 2 separate network marketing companies close on me in the span of 7 months, it really tested my belief and commitment to being an entrepreneur. ||
It would have been very easy for me to become bitter, and use the challenges as an excuse to not try anymore. My situation forced me to look at myself in the mirror and be honest about what I really wanted in life. ||
I knew that I was meant to inspire, and make a huge impact in the world. I didn’t understand at the time why I was having to go through what I was dealing with... but I made a decision to learn from the situation and continue to push forward. ||
I watched many others that I worked with become bitter and freeze up with fear, not wanting to risk that same emotional upset again. Many would argue they were totally just in the way that they felt. I viewed things differently. I viewed the failure as an opportunity to learn and grow. I completely reinvented myself, and threw myself back into the game, heading out on a different path. ||
It was my willingness to do this, that became the very thing that contributed to my success today. I thank God for those failures and challenges. If I didn’t go through them, I never would have discovered my true purpose in life.
Good morning instagram family. It's THIRSTY THURSDAY. Drinking water is crucial to having good health.your body CRAVES it. There are so man benefits to drinking water. How u ch should we drink? Some suggest half our body weight.
Comment below what helps you get your daily water intake? Do you add something to it like lemon, fruit, Cucumbers?
Good advice, especially those last two.
Friends: Be careful who you allow to put thoughts in your head. Are they building you up and making you better? Or bringing you down?
Time: are you embracing and enjoying it, or worrying it away. Spend it doing the right things with the right people: God and Family first. Protect your time and learn to say no to things that do not serve your intimate goals, so you can say yes to new amazing opportunities when they arise ❤