I have frequently recommended food journaling as a way to find food triggers. It can be a tedious chore and only the very serious and motivated take on the task with excitement. As my daughter always says, “we move at the speed of pain.”
For those that intensely dislike writing, another way to keep track is to take a photo of your snacks and food. You can snap away to weight loss by having the visual reminders of exactly what you consumed. Huh! How about that! No vegetable or fruits all day!
If you’re really serious about this, snap every glass of water, tea, coffee and other fluids too. You’ll be able to see if you’re getting enough liquids. We always think we are, but are you really?
You will also see if you eat the same things day in and day out. Maybe you’re not getting enough variety. Add more color and flavors.
If you want to take it up a notch, share it with others. My clients share their journal with me and that accountability is very helpful. Share yours with friends, on your social media, a blog or anywhere you can be accountable and get support.
We are a very visual society and seeing is believing. Do you remember the commercial several years ago, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!”? You will believe it if you’ve taken a photo of it. So pull out your smart phone and click away.
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