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Keeping Track Of What Exactly You Eat: How To Do It Correctly

13 Nov
By Robert Abbey
When you first start your diet one of many things you will learn right away is that maintaining a food journal is very helpful. Keeping a food journal makes it possible to determine the foods you are eating as well as the foods you are not eating. For example, after keeping a food record for a few days, you might see that you are not eating very many vegetables but that you are consuming lots of sugar and bad carbohydrates. Writing all of it down will allow you to see specifically which parts of your diet program really need to change as well as how much exercise you are going to need to do to make sure that you keep your caloric intake in check.

But let’s say you’ve been writing every little thing down and still aren’t reducing your weight? There is a great way and a idle method to track the food you eat. A food journal isn’t merely a list of the items you’ve eaten during the day. Other sorts of important information are going to need to be written down as well. Here are some tips that you can employ to help your food tracking be more successful.

Be as precise as you can get when you note down the things you eat. It is not enough to only write down “salad” on a list. The right way to do it is usually to record all of the ingredients in the salad as well as the kind of dressing that is used. You also need to write down just how much of the foods you are eating. “Cereal” will not be enough although “one cup Fiber One cereal” is okay. Remember the more you take in of something the more calories you consume so it is very important that you list quantities so that you know exactly how much of everything you’re eating and how many calories you need to burn.

Record the time of morning that you eat things. This will help you determine what times of day you feel the most hungry, when you usually reach for snacks and then you can learn how to deal with those times. After a day or two you may notice that, even though you eat lunch at the same time every single day, you still feel hungry an hour or so later. You should also be able to see whether or not you are eating since you’re bored. This is extremely valuable because realizing when you’re vulnerable to snacking will help you fill those times with other pursuits that will keep you away from the candy aisle.

Write down your emotions when you eat. This will show you whether or not you use foods to solve emotional issues. This will likely show you whether or not you gravitate in the direction of specific foods based on your mood. Lots of us will reach intuitively for processed food when we feel upset or angry and we are more likely to select healthy options when we feel happy or content. Paying attention to what you reach for when you are upset can help you stock similar but more healthy items in your house for when you need a snack-you could also start talking to someone to figure out why you cure moods with food (if that is something that you actually do).

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