TuneIn Nutrition // SO YOU THINK YOU CAN EYEBALL IT: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself / by Paluna Santamaria

When you first start weighting your food it can be shocking to see what an actual portion size is. It can be way more or way less than you think it should be. We also know that it can be super overwhelming and incredibly time consuming, but we can't stress enough how important it is to be accurate (especially in the early days). Establishing a good and solid base and staying true to your macros is crucial to the success of your first few weeks. Commit the time to get used to weighting your food and we promise it will be easier and faster. 

(FLASH FORWARD A FEW WEEKS TO WHEN YOU'RE A TETRIS MAVEN WITH YOUR MACROS AND RULER OVER ALL THINGS MEAL-PREP, WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU FIND YOURSELF OUT AT A RESTAURANT IN DIRE NEED OF FOOD)

"Wait- HOW WILL I TRACK MY MACROS? I don't have my scale!"

 

DON'T PANIC! We totally get that eventually you’re going to find yourself out in a situation where you need to consume food, but your scale is nowhere around. This is when you’re going to have to eyeball it!  In preparation for this moment we suggest you train your brain a little in advance. After all your hard work and accuracy, this moment isn't worth screwing it all up. Be ready for it! Why not have some fun and start “eyeballing” portions while still at home? Make it a little test and see how accurate you can be! Eyeball a portion as you think it should be and then pop it on the scale to see how close you were. If you’re prepping with a friend or a lover- make a mini competition out of it to see who can be more accurate. Testing and getting used to this in advance will help you get better at eyeballing and will lower your stress level when you find yourself caught in the moment at a restaurant trying to log into your meal.

At the end of the day we're working towards "Tuning In" to your body and eating habits. Being prepared means that you don't need to be stressed. Do what "prep" you can in advance and practice eyeballing. 

Let us know how it goes! Take “guess plate photos” and then “actual plate photos” Show us how accurate (or not!) you can be.