Benefits of Using Food Journals - Tracking Calories
To Lose Weight
If you are finding it hard to keep track of your eating habits
and finding you need to benefit from some fat loss then one suggestion
is to keep track of things in a Food Journal.
This can be what stops your dieting merry-go-round and leads you
to some success! There are several ways and it is very personal
so make it fun. The first thing is to note some goals which are
both long term and short term. Long term goals are things such as
lose 5 lbs or lose X amount of inches or even to be able to run
4 miles! Short term goals are things such as eliminating or regulating
diet items which you are eating more of than you should or maybe
to eat more of the good food you resist maybe it be protein or veggies.
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Sometimes we need a little help with notes and diaries to keep
our day organized so why not a food journal? Kids, work and various
appointments in triplicate are realities of our times and we tend
to affect the diet by not eating or grabbing something fast
journal may remind you what you may not be noticing accumulatively.
Keeping a food journal does not have to be a chore or time consuming
unless you wish to track details in specific so you can go as intricate
as you like.
Some people like to track calories, protein, fat and carbs for
each item which can be tedious but again it is personal, some like
to get detailed while others would fail if they had to keep details
so in that case you simplify and add times and foods eaten.
Over viewing the items you log will enable you to be able to find
areas you can tweak and improve but also when asking advice from
a professional the first item they want is a food journal!
These lists show patterns and reality so you may think you are
okay or only eating so much of something until you see it in writing
and then you realize there are changes needed! "no wonder I
gained weight" is a common comment I get from clients who do
keep food journals.
Sometimes it is small changes like replacing certain foods and
in most cases people just don't eat enough and live with the body
in survival mode which won't let them lose weight!