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I will use this form. Thanks
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What a good article. I printed out the tracker. Thanks for the information MIMI
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Thanks for that resource Mimi! It sure is a good one!
What a wonderful tracker! Great to follow especially when you want to check your emotional and physical eating habits and patterns, when you want to start over and when you want to go back to the basics.
In addition to recording your food intake, hunger level and physical activity (as in the Momentum plan tracker that also let us track the superb 9 healthy guidelines), this food and activity tracker also track the following:
1. Time you eat (let you see your eating times patterns and why you eat at certain times of the day)
2. Where you eat
Choose a specific place in your home or office to eat all of your meals. This will become your "designated eating place" and should not be changed. Try not to eat at your desk at work. This would make you prone to eat all day long and not just at meal time.
Try to eat only at your kitchen table of dining table. You'll eat less and less often- if you do not allow yourself to take food into the rest of the house, such as the living area or bedroom.
3. What you're doing while eating
Do not do anything except eat when you sit down for a meal. Do not read, watch TV, talk on the phone, work, etc. Make yourself aware of the food you are eating. Focus on the conversation and enjoy your meal.
Make it a point to avoid doing other activities while you are eating, such as reading a magazine, watching television. at the computer. you'll pay little attention to portion control and you will be less likely to notice when you begin to feel full.
4. Minutes taken to eat (do you eat too fast? It takes approximately 20 minutes from the time you start eating for your brain to send out signals of fullness.
5. Mood (describe it in one word: Borred, sad, mad, happy, tired, worried...Do you eat to feed your emotional needs)
Sometimes the strongest longings for food happen when you're at your weakest point emotionally.
Tough strong emotions can trigger cravings for food. you can learn to control those cravings.
*** Recording all 9 healthy guidelines in the Momentum plan tracker is such a superb tool!!!
Food and activity recording tracker
Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 12/27/2008 (19:22)
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