It is easy to work out your carbs for the day – and most importantly ensure we stay at 20 grams. MYXLR8 has a built-in database of almost every food, so it’s easy to work out exactly what carbs in each food
Why Track Your Carbs?
You might be asking me, “What’s the point of using MYXLR8?” Well, there are numerous reasons to, including:
- As you increasingly read nutrition labels and begin to understand them, you’ll realise that serving sizes are tiny. Manufacturers do that on purpose to get their carb counts low, and to get more people to buy.
Make sure you always read the serving size!!!!
- Easy way to track your carbs each day
- Be accountable for the carbs you have
- Makes you think about all the 'sneaky' carbs in food
- Let's you reflect on the day
Use MYXLR8 every day.
Use MYXLR8 to check carbs and work out the number of carbs in every meal
Read every label
Make sure you read all labels and understand the serving size and also per 100 grams
Check the carbs in every it
At the start try eating in as much as possible, as the best place to practice your carb-counting skills is in the privacy of your home. This way you can feel comfortable learning the numbers, compiling your favourite foods
Learn to estimate
The better you train your eyes to estimate portions, the more precise you'll be. Keep your eyes honest by double-checking your portions.
Use scales, measuring cups and spoons
If you need to make sure you use the right measuring tools to get an accurate amount of the right foods.
Watch product sizes
Take a few minutes on occasion to weigh pieces of the produce you buy and write down the weight on a piece of paper or in your food journal. When at home, look up their carb counts based on the weight. Make an effort to choose similar sizes when you shop.
Make a list and leave it on the fridge
Make a list of your favourite foods you like to eat and the number of carbs in them. E.g. egg 0.6 grams. This way you will learn quickly the carbs in them and have a good reference when calculating your carbs.
Print out the list of carbs in Vegetables
Have this as an easy reference
Use MYXLR8 or google low carb recipes, always share them with the other riders.
Check with the restaurant before arriving what is on their menu, will they cater for some small changes for you.
Watch for hidden carbs especially in sauces. ONE tablespoon of tomato sauce has 5 grams of carbs
Use your hands as guide
With your hands, you've got a set of measuring tools by your side as a guide only
- loose fist = 1 cup
- palm of hand =85 grams
- two fingers lengthwise = 30 grams
- tip of thumb to first knuckle = 1 teaspoon
- tip of thumb to second knuckle = 1 tablespoon