Thursday, November 1

Saw this post from Bret Contreras the other day and knew I needed to share it (possibly for my own sake as much as anyone).

It is soooooo easy to overportion foods like peanut butter, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, and other condiments. I know I am guilty of this. My two tablespoons usually looks like a soup ladle and this can be costly when you are trying to count calories or macros.

It’s easy to see in the picture below, but it is shocking how just how many extra calories there are on the right side. And even if you’re not overdoing it by 563 calories like the picture, 100 calories a few times a day adds up.

This is why it is important to weigh and measure food when you are starting a new lifestyle. If you have never measured you may be getting a lot more (or less) than you actually need. Hopefully you don’t have to weigh and measure forever, but it can be very helpful to get started.

Workout for Thursday, November 1
Strict Press
7X2
*Build Up to a Heavy 2 Reps w/ Good Position

15 min AMRAP
20 Box Jumps (24/20)
40/30 Cal Row

CrossFit 616