I have found that if I track my food BEFORE I eat it, I'm more successful in staying within my ranges. This is for 2 reasons: first, I can see ahead of time if I'm eating too much, before it's too late to make changes. Second, it gives me the opportunity to see the impact of what I'm eating, and decide whether or not a particular food (like, say, ice cream!) is really worth the cost on that day.
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When you decide to get back on track first realize that this is not a diet but a way of life. Treat your home and your body as a shrine. No junk in the house no junk in your system. Outside of your home you can reward yourself for treating your body and house with love and treat yourself to a decadent sweet or drink. Good habits start at home. You are the keeper, provider and teacher to others.43
If you have junk food in the house collect it in a box, give it to a shelter, or better yet throw it away/,
I don't taste until I track! I put this rule in place for myself because skipping once is a slippery slope. And by making sure my food is logged before I indulge, I can see how much my choice will "cost" me and make a last minute change if necessary!
I've ditched food at the last minute that should have never made it to my plate because I tracked it first :)
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