Friday, January 06, 2012
How & why is Donald Rumsfeld running thru my head as I enter my food on Spark?
Because until I started using the software to start tracking my calories, I never knew how out of wack my eating patterns were. I always thought I was a reasonably healthy eater: very little red meat, salads pretty often, blah, blah blah. Now I have the hard facts in front of me and its been ... well eye-opening to say the least.
Right now, I'm just focused on getting a handle on *what* I eat. For example what 1 c of pasta looks like on a plate and why its better to have a meatball instead of filling up the plate with a second & third cup of pasta.
Research says those who journal and track calories do better over the long run than others. Because if you have to be honest with yourself about the candy bar, it makes it easier to say no in the first place. And when *I* see those numbers at the bottom of the column...I keep trying to get them lower.