Having such a great day with @_jeffrutherford_ we are spending a lot more time together now that I’m not competing, which is really awesome! 💟
After our fishing trip this morning we went out to lunch, and I’m often asked how to track while eating out. Here is a few tips for y’all ⬇️ 1️⃣ Firstly, if your new to tracking your macros or wanting to be super precise with your numbers. I would always recommend doing a little planning ahead and researching the restaurant you want to dine at. Peep out the menu online and plan your day around that meal.
2️⃣ @myfitnesspal has A LOT of similar menu items, if you can’t find your exact food at that particular restaurant, find one that is as similar as possible.
3️⃣ You can also do what I did for my lunch today and build the meal yourself. Since we went to @bjsrestaurants my menu item was in MyFitnessPal, however I always need to make modifications to make things fit better. I’ve been wanting a really yummy salad (I love big salads with #allthethings) I didn’t want any dressing so I asked for it on the side, and I added each topping that was in the salad separately. Generally I will do 1 oz or a couple tablespoons for each topping depending on how much they add. I have a really good eye for portions since I’ve been logging for so long, so I just estimate when I’m in my offseason. BUT if I were in prep, I have been known to ask for each topping on the side 🙉 and then weigh it out on my travel scale (if I get a salad) just for precision... when your on prep, you can’t be as flexible.
4️⃣ Any time I order something new from a restaurant, I always save that meal in MyFitnessPal so I can use it again at my next outing, making meal planning a lot easer.
I hope this was helpful! If you want to peep out my diary on MyFitnessPal my user name is [angrutherford] 🤘🏻