Posted: Jul 13, 2017
So, maybe you have been asked to start recording your food intake to help promote your weight loss efforts and/or manage your weight, or maybe you’re just curious about your eating habits and you want to learn where you can make some positive changes.
You’re a few days, weeks or months into recording your food in your preferred app or notebook, but now what? It’s not just about counting calories or determining if you have the right macronutrient balance. This wealth of information can help you understand your eating patterns and where you might struggle.
Here are some key things to look for:
It’s just as important to reflect on your food records as it is to record them in the first place. Being mindful of these things can help you be more aware of certain situations and areas that may be contributing to your weight- positively or negatively, but also, they might be impacting your energy level and health. Remember to think of your food diary like a data set, it isn’t there to judge you or bring on feelings of guilt, it’s there to help detect patterns, learn where you might need to improve and determine your barriers or most challenging times.