#8 – How to Create a Non-Time-Consuming Food Journal – Entering Data into the Food Chart

In this video, I walk you through entering data into the daily chart.

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Download my completed December 2020 food journal. Use it as a guide while creating your own:

https://geekwingchuninc.wordpress.com…

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In one of these videos, I mention getting a food scale so you can be sure how many ounces of any given food you are eating. Here is a food scale model from Amazon that I recommend. ***PLEASE NOTE: This is an affiliate link, so I WILL get a commission if you buy this product. However, I recommend only those products in which I believe and would (or do) use myself.***

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ABOUT THIS VIDEO: I believe a lot of people give up on eating right because tracking their food intake becomes too cumbersome. After all, people will tell you to track calories, protein, carbs, fat, sodium, and so on and so forth and blah blah blah.

I’m here to say: it doesn’t need to be that complicated. In fact, you wouldn’t believe how simple it can be.

Then again, you WILL by the time this series is done.

~~~Steve Grogan

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The Hardest Piece of Mental Health Advice You Will Ever Get – IGNORE COMPLIMENTS TOO!

ABOUT THIS VIDEO: Most people don’t understand this piece of advice because they usually let me get only as far as saying, “You must learn to ignore compliments.”

They don’t realize there is more to the sentiment than that.

Want to hear the rest?

“You must learn to ignore compliments because, just like insults, compliments have nothing to do with you.”

Now if you don’t understand the sentiment that someone’s criticisms are not personal (even when they are “about” you), then you won’t grasp this concept either. However, if you are open to understanding this idea, then you will appreciate this video and description.

Think of it this way: let’s say you learn how to ignore negative comments people say to or about you. That is great! But then you keep accepting compliments.

Well, doesn’t that seem a little imbalanced? You regret people’s NEGATIVE comments as false, but then you eat up their POSITIVE ones? So…there is nothing negative about you? You are as perfect as you can ever hope to be? There is nothing wrong with you; it’s the rest of the world that’s crazy and imperfect?

Having explained it that way, I hope you can see what I mean. If not, that’s fine too. I still believe you haven’t truly freed yourself from caring what others think if you still attach value to their compliments,.

~~~Steve Grogan

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Book Review – KICKING AND SCREAMING by Melanie Gibson

In this video, I review KICKING AND SCREAMING, A Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts by Melanie Gibson. If you want to buy Melanie’s book based on my review, you can do so on Amazon.

***DISCLAIMER: This is an affiliate link, which means I will get a commission if you buy it. However, that will come out of AMAZON’S pocket, not yours. Besides, I would not post an affiliate link to a book that I thought was awful.***

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Also, Melanie runs the Little Black Belt website. You will see several wonderful posts over there, including some from yours truly!

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ABOUT THIS VIDEO: For quite some time now, I have been saying that mental health is one of the most neglected areas of martial arts training. I have no idea why. After all, if you suffer from depression, then you don’t even want to get out of bed to do things that you HAVE to do, let alone things that are “optional.”

That is why I am glad I found Melanie Gibson’s blog, Little Black Belt. She understands my perspective and feels the same way. I am glad to call her a friend and (even though we practice different styles) a martial arts colleague.

It is also why I very eagerly anticipated the release of her memoir, KICKING AND SCREAMING. She had been talking about it on her blog for a while, and it seemed like it would take forever for it to come out.

Well, forever finally arrived, and my review followed shortly thereafter.

~~~Steve Grogan

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#7 – How to Create a Non-Time-Consuming Food Journal – How I Split Up the Month

In this video, I show how I split up the days of the month across several tabs. ******************** GRAB THE STEP-BY-STEP PDF THAT WALKS YOU THROUGH THIS ENTIRE VIDEO SERIES HERE:

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Download my completed December 2020 food journal. Use it as a guide while creating your own:

https://geekwingchuninc.wordpress.com…

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In one of these videos, I mention getting a food scale so you can be sure how many ounces of any given food you are eating. Here is a food scale model from Amazon that I recommend.

***PLEASE NOTE: This is an affiliate link, so I WILL get a commission if you buy this product. However, I recommend only those products in which I believe and would (or do) use myself.***

https://amzn.to/3iVypy0

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ABOUT THIS VIDEO: I believe a lot of people give up on eating right because tracking their food intake becomes too cumbersome. After all, people will tell you to track calories, protein, carbs, fat, sodium, and so on and so forth and blah blah blah.

I’m here to say: it doesn’t need to be that complicated. In fact, you wouldn’t believe how simple it can be.

Then again, you WILL by the time this series is done.

~~~Steve Grogan

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MENTAL HEALTH TIP – Know Yourself, and No Insult or Criticism Can Harm You

ABOUT THIS VIDEO: If you are honest with yourself about who you are, meaning both merits and flaws, then no insults or criticisms can ever hurt you.

How so?

Because you will know what is false and be able to brush it off as that person’s misinterpretation of you.

Conversely, you will know what is true and have the ability to say, “Yeah, well…I already knew that about myself, so what’s your point?”

Nothing will take you off guard. Sometimes criticisms can do that, and they can hurt a lot when that happens. It’s like when you walk through your house and bang your shin against a coffee table: it hurts even worse because you weren’t expecting it.

Watch this video and learn how you can toughen up your “mental shins.”

~~~Steve Grogan

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#6 – How to Create a Non-Time-Consuming Food Journal – Why I Count ONLY Calories

In this video, I describe why I count only calories.

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https://geekwingchuninc.wordpress.com…

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In one of these videos, I mention getting a food scale so you can be sure how many ounces of any given food you are eating. Here is a food scale model from Amazon that I recommend. *

**PLEASE NOTE: This is an affiliate link, so I WILL get a commission if you buy this product. However, I recommend only those products in which I believe and would (or do) use myself.***

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ABOUT THIS VIDEO: I believe a lot of people give up on eating right because tracking their food intake becomes too cumbersome. After all, people will tell you to track calories, protein, carbs, fat, sodium, and so on and so forth and blah blah blah.

I’m here to say: it doesn’t need to be that complicated. In fact, you wouldn’t believe how simple it can be.

Then again, you WILL by the time this series is done.

~~~Steve Grogan

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Explaining Why Someone’s Opinion of You is Actually NOT Personal

ABOUT THIS VIDEO: To some people out there, this might seem like one of those “well, DUH” videos. I admit it took me a lot longer to understand this sentiment than most people, but you know what? There is nothing wrong with that.

Like the teachers used to say to us in school, “Not everyone picks up on things at the same pace, so you need to be patient with your classmates and not make fun of them if it takes them longer to understand something.”

Of course, that was usually followed by the teachers themselves getting mad and yelling at a student who didn’t immediately grasp an “easy” concept, but that’s neither here nor there.

Sometimes you will hear a person throw a criticism at you that bothers you. Later in the day, you mention this to a friend of yours. To console you, your friend says, “Their criticism has nothing to do with you.”

For a long time, I couldn’t understand that. After all, if someone called me a nutcase because they watched me kick a dog in the ribs for no reason…well, then isn’t their opinion of me based on what I did, and therefore it has EVERYTHING to do with me?

The fact that the answer to this question is “no” always confused me, but now I understand it, and I made this video to share my understanding with the world.

~~~Steve Grogan

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#5 – How to Create a Non-Time-Consuming Food Journal – Explaining the Food Count Tab

In this video, I show my food count chart, plus what is on it, what isn’t, and the reason for their inclusion/exclusion.

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Download my December 2020 food journal. Use it as a guide while creating your own:

https://geekwingchuninc.wordpress.com…

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In one of these videos, I mention getting a food scale so you can be sure how many ounces of any given food you are eating. Here is a food scale model from Amazon that I recommend.

***PLEASE NOTE: This is an affiliate link, so I WILL get a commission if you buy this product. However, I recommend only those products in which I believe and would (or do) use myself.***

https://amzn.to/3iVypy0

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ABOUT THIS VIDEO: I believe a lot of people give up on eating right because tracking their food intake becomes too cumbersome. After all, people will tell you to track calories, protein, carbs, fat, sodium, and so on and so forth and blah blah blah.

I’m here to say: it doesn’t need to be that complicated. In fact, you wouldn’t believe how simple it can be.

Then again, you WILL by the time this series is done.

~~~Steve Grogan

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Time Management Tip – Small Projects First

ABOUT THIS VIDEO: This tip might seem counterintuitive, but I got the idea from Dave Ramsey’s book TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER. Basically, I’m applying the principle behind his “debt snowball” method to everyday tasks.

Most people will tell you to get big projects done. Their reasoning is understandable: if you can complete a massive, complicated project/task, then everything else will seem that much smaller.

Seems to make sense in terms of logic, right? However, in execution it can be flawed.

EXAMPLE: Let’s say you have one big project and four small ones. You take on the big project, and you slave away at it all day. You look up at the clock and see your day is almost done. Then you look at the project, and you see you aren’t even 50% complete.

What do you think will cross your mind?

“GREAT! Not only did I NOT complete the big project today, but now I still have those four other ones to do!”

The reason to tackle the small ones first: the psychological benefit. The boost you get from knowing you can cross something off your list is priceless.

If the larger project has a deadline, then obviously you need to work on that one first. Otherwise, I say tackle the small ones first.

Give it a try and let me know how it works out!

~~~Steve Grogan

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#4 – How to Create a Non-Time-Consuming Food Journal – Explaining the Blank Chart

In this video, I walk you through the blank chart, explaining what each field means and giving some tips on how to fill them in.

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ABOUT THIS VIDEO: I believe a lot of people give up on eating right because tracking their food intake becomes too cumbersome. After all, people will tell you to track calories, protein, carbs, fat, sodium, and so on and so forth and blah blah blah.

I’m here to say: it doesn’t need to be that complicated. In fact, you wouldn’t believe how simple it can be.

Then again, you WILL by the time this series is done.

~~~Steve Grogan

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