Tomorrow kicks off #NoTrackNovember. I want to quickly share with you the what, why, and how of it all.
Put simply, I believe that tracking macros (your daily fat, protein, and carbs) is a phenomenal tool to help you reach your goals. However, far too often people get completely obsessed over tracking and need to log every single thing they eat at all times. Somewhere along the way we lost the ability to listen to our bodies and we see food only for the numbers. I want to help fix that.
For the entire month of November, I’m not going to track any of the food I eat. I’ve been tracking macros for many years and taken some breaks along the way, but I’ve never completely given it up for this long. I know I’m not alone there, and I want to prove to you that you don’t need to track everything to stay on track.
Throughout the month I’ll be sharing my progress in my Instagram stories (both physical and mental) and posting different tips to help you based on my experiences and the concerns you’ve expressed.
If you’re up for the challenge, I’d love for you to try this for yourself and share your progress with me along the way. If the thought of not tracking anything scares the shit out of you, I have a few things you can try instead.
1. Take one day off from tracking every week during the month. Maybe make Sunday a mental rest day from tracking.
2. Count your calories during the month but don’t track every single macro. Or track JUST your protein, for example. That way you can still track, but it doesn’t need to be perfect every day.
3. Are you on a tracking “streak” in your app that you don’t want to break? Purposely break it. Log today’s food over a previous entry so that the day goes by untracked according to the app. This helps mentally more than you know!
To some of you who don’t track macros, I’m sure this all sounds really silly. That’s okay- this isn’t for everyone. For those looking to rely less on tracking- I hope this next month can help you out in some way.
Let me know if you’re going to be joining me in some capacity!