Food journaling is extremely important. Consider this: can you accurately recall every single thing that you ate and drank exactly one month ago? We didn’t think so.
- The more frequently you track how much you move and how much you eat, the better decisions can be made regarding your solution. Ask yourself this: Is my goal short term or long term? If you answered long-term then guesswork has no place in your solution.
- Journaling is necessary if you do not have a complete understanding of food amounts and need counseling on making better choices.
- There are multiple levels of compliance with food journaling. Some clients track everything from foods eaten, calories, protein, carbohydrates, fats, and timing and some just jot down the foods eaten. Innovation Fitness Solutions recommends journaling of some sort for the first phase to gain insight into your habits (good and bad).
Being aware of your habits and choices and having actual data can help you immensely in attaining your goals. If you ink it you'll think it. If you don't, you won't.
To your health,
Robert J DeVito
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