Logging Food

Monday, March 21, 2011

Exercising is not as hard for me as controlling my eating. I hate to log my food. I mainly try to eat healthy and I don't mind doing that. I always feel better if what I eat is good for me (and tastes good too). But that discipline of writing everything or logging everything is just too much. It can be very enlightening though when you do it. Some of these restaurant foods are criminal in the amount of calories and other things they contain. I have to fault the restaurant industry at least somewhat for American's obesity. I know we chose the food and like it but I at least want to be able to make an informed choice. Some restaurant chains still will not publish their nutritional information. I don't think that should be allowed. Information is power and I think it can change what we eat.
I will try to get back to logging food and learning all I can about my choices.
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    I was eating at Applebees, and my companion asked for nutritional information. The manager came to tell us it was available only on line, except in California where the law requires each restaurant to have such info available on site. A good beginning, now for the other states to do the same.
    2925 days ago
    I've tried logging my calories a couple times and I've noticed that whenever I do that I start to get obsessive, and then I get burned out. I think the longest I've made it is about 3 weeks. I had a lot more success with just writing down what I ate. I kept track of the servings (which was usually estimated, but as close to accurate as possible), but I didn't worry about the calories. I had WAYYYYY more success with that. It still kept me aware, but I didn't feel obsessed with what I could and couldn't eat. The website I used to do this was peertrainer.com.

    It worked a lot better for me! Maybe it will for you, too!

    Best wishes!
    ~ Kayli
    2925 days ago
    I was recently looking for nutritional information for a restaurant we had eaten at. They flat-out said in a newspaper interview that they had no intention of ever publishing such information, because people don't go to that restaurant looking to lose weight. (That's not the point!) In the same article, another restaurant chef was interviewed and said he had no idea how to calculate nutritional information so he just wasn't going to bother. Ugh. Some places are just NOT willing to help a consumer out. It sucks.
    2925 days ago
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