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Ep30 Transcript – How to Track Nutrition – Quick Fix Friday

December 9, 2022

Andrea Vahl: Hey, late starters, it’s your host, Andrea Vahl, and in today’s episode of Quick Fix Friday, I’m going to dive into making major nutrition changes. How do we make changes? We definitely need to start doing some tracking and following a system.

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Andrea Vahl: If you listened into episode 28 with Tom Petty, you heard the amazing story of how he and his wife reversed some of the diseases that they were experiencing with autoimmune disease for his wife and psoriasis, for Tom. And the way they did that is by following a system. So I would highly suggest either getting a coach, reading a book, finding a system to follow and test whether that system’s going to work for you.

There’s lots of different advice out there, right? And some of it is even conflicting, so it’s really challenging. But your first step is to just pick a system that you think will work for you based on the way you are wired and how it’s worked for others.

I also have a nutrition coach at with some of my trainers. And one of the things that they have recommended is using an app to track your macronutrients. I use an app called My Fitness Pal and it’s easy to just plug in the food you’re eating and it tracks what percentage of that is carbohydrates, what percentage is protein, what percentage is fat, so you can hit the target that you want to hit.

Sometimes calorie counting doesn’t work for some people, but this particular method has been working really well for me. And the other thing I like about it is you can scan in barcodes so that if you are eating something that is packaged, it makes it really easy to track. It also has lots of different example foods in there that you can already pull the information from so you don’t have to know all that information yourself.

And it also does track your exercise and your water intake, so you make sure that you’re accounting for some of those things that you want to be healthy with as well.

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And just like Tom said in his interview, at first it is difficult, but then as you keep that habit into your daily life, it becomes easier and a no-brainer.

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Ep107 Transcript: Interview with Tina Brandau

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Andrea Vahl: Today's guest is nothing short of amazing. Tina Brandau had to relearn how to walk and talk in her forties after being hit by a tree while on a run. She has gone on to write a bestselling book called Standing Strong. She speaks all over the world and has...