Nerd fitness! The Spreadsheet Diet
It is a little known fact about me that I love spreadsheets. I don't know what it is about all that delicious data analysis, but for a generally unorganized person I do a lot of life-living on Excel. Well. Okay, these days I'm on the bootleg Google docs, but I feel I should be fully forthcoming.
I planned my wedding on a spreadsheet and when I was single, I wrote a formula to figure out which guy I was dating was the coolest (answer: none of them). And now, after having my second baby seven weeks ago, my brilliant friend Chelsea
invented the Spreadsheet Diet. It's rad!
It goes like this. You plug in your fat, carbs, protein, fiber and calories and the time of day you eat them. Then out pops your ratio of these factors. Unlike the low carb diets, which tend to forgive lots of fat, this is a high-protein, regular carb, low-fat diet. And to keep you in check of what your ratio should be, is a little reminder at the bottom. The fun is figuring out what to eat to get your percentages right.
Why not just use a site like My Fitness Pal or Spark People? My answer to that is why not use this spreadsheet? I can make notes, dream up other calculations to feed my inner dork (my newly invented recipe, "Jenna's Awesome Bean Stuff" has 202.56 calories per cup!) and make pretty charts of my own.
Now if you will excuse me, I have 77 calories left today and I'm eyeing a glass of wine worth 88. Off to calculate wino data . . .