Hey fam! So, unlike @Matt_Towson and @TheChadd, I unfortunately have never stayed true to logging my diet on MyFitnessPal. But the absolute fact is that I need to if I want to stop looking and being so weak.
My awful under-eating is obviously a problem and intrinsic motivation ain’t doing it for me. I need some of that extrinsic pressure.
Good news is that this is PricePlow, we have a small but fierce crew here, and we can automate anything. Including… checking diet logs (if you set them public here), keeping score, rewarding winners, and punishing losers.
What would you have checked for accountability?
Let’s say PricePlow could check your diet daily and award “points” (or just a PASS/FAIL) if you achieved certain basic diet stats. What would you want checked?
For me, it’s simple:
- Log at least three different meals
- Get at least 145g protein per day (this is low to many, but 150-155 is my ceiling for keto).
- Maybe have a minimum calories, 2700 would work. Non workout days I may not need that much though, but don’t want to over-complicate things.
Note that this is for a “Minimum Viable Product” so the features would need to be quite basic. The computer can’t tell if you’re eating 4 servings of vegetables, for instance.
What would your carrot / stick be?
At first, we’d just start tracking and dumping the ‘scores’ to a forum thread or something like that.
But in phase 2, we could have monthly winners and losers. “Carrots” won’t work for me personally, so I’d be down to put money on the line as a “stick” – for instance, if I fail on a day, I owe money to my charity of choice (Patriot PAWS).
My goal is for the community who needs extrinsic push to join me on a little… journey… if you will
Let me know what you’d love to be held accountable like this somehow. It’d only track diet for now, but training logs could be as well if things went well.
So… shall we play a game?