Tracking food and why I let it slip this week
Saturday, December 01, 2012
I am trying to take a closer look at why I am not able to stick with my goal of tracking my food. Part of the problem is that when I eat something I find difficult to measure or determine serving size, such as shelled nuts or Christmas candy, it puts me off of tracking because it is a bother. A solution: don't eat the Christmas candy, there is nothing of value there. For the nuts, I can create a portion of each kind of nut, measure it for weight before I eat it, and that way I am not eating mindlessly. Another thing that really helped me in the past was to plan my food on my tracker and write it in my journal before hand in order to prevent temptation and avoid pitfalls. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail!
3 personal tips:
Stop eating Christmas candy
Portion, weigh and track any shelled nuts before eating them.
Create a food plan ahead of time.
Hopefully this will help with my current weekly goal.