Today, with the kind elbow nudge of my girlfriend, I downloaded an app called Stupid Simple Macro IIFYM Tracker. As a 6’1″, 225 lb, 27 year old male, I was interested in macro tracking. It seemed like a good idea to avoid looking like a pudgy hard boiled egg with summer right around the corner.
At the time of this post we are about a month into quarantine due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. What that really means is, for the past month, I’ve opened my refrigerator door more times than I’ve opened my work email and cracked more cold ones than a professional ice sculptor. Maybe you disagree, but a global pandemic paired with an ice cold man soda is a combination comparable only to the number 69 and a childish giggle.
Long story short, I’ve been sitting on my ass gaming and eating absolute garbage for a month.
Tonight marked the completion of day one of macro tracking and I must say, I feel amazing.
A couple of take-aways from day 1:
- I have yet to find a practical way to meet my protein numbers without eating mahi-mahi topped with wild caught salmon and a side of baked cod.
- Egg yolk is actually the loogie of Adephagia, the greek goddess of gluttony.
- Dried seaweed snacks are less calories than chewing on your own breath.