Food Tracking…dun, dun, dun! 😱
I’ll say it right now; tracking is NOT for everyone nor should it be done forever, in my opinion. It is, however, a great eye opening exercise for most people. 👀
🚫 I say “most” because I would NEVER recommend this to anyone with past eating disorders or obsessive tendencies.
With that said, onto the benefits! Remember, small behavioral changes over time yield the greatest results. Read on my peeps! 👇🏼
I recommend the app @myfitnesspal. I’ve used it for years and my clients have had great luck with it as well!
✅ Decide how long to track. I recommend a solid week to start. This will give you a good idea of what your weekdays look like compared to weekend eating. (We all know how that can go!) 😬🍕🍫🍿
✅ Gives good insight to your current intake (most people are waaaay off from what they “think” they consume) 😬 HUGE eye opener!
✅ Will teach your more about your own eating habits. What’s going really well and maybe not so well.
✅ Shows if you’re deficient with any food groups.
✅ Teaches what macronutrients are. Most people come out with a better understanding of what foods belong to each category. (carbs, fats, proteins) You’d be surprised how far off most are with these ratios…that’s a story for another post. 🙇🏻♀️
✅ The biggest benefit of all in my opinion. When you track and get a good grasp of portions you can confidently eat intuitively moving forward.
💡 The more accurate and honest you are, the more you’ll learn about your habits and what small changes you can make to get you on the path to balanced nutrition.