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Food Journaling

Friday, February 21, 2014

I incorporated food journaling into my fitness routine February 1st. My goal with this is to teach myself how much 1200-1500 healthful calories a day is. After having eaten a pretty consistent diet of whole foods in January I was still curious as to whether or not I was in the recommended daily range. 21 days into my journaling I am a much wiser and more calorie and health conscience person.

Portion control is my friend :)

I have learned that some foods like corn that I would have naturally considered a low calorie vegetable is actually a moderately high-calorie grain (90 calories per 1/3 cob). Through my journaling and research I am much more conscience about what types of foods I am putting into my body and I feel so much better knowing for certain I am keeping within my daily range. I have also cut most all processed and chemically laden foods from my diet. No more "fat free" or "low fat" sh*t storm foods for me either!

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    So true.
    1545 days ago
    emoticon emoticon on the chemical sh*t storm! So true!
    1548 days ago
    Great blog!
    1548 days ago
    One thing I had to give up was Diet Coke. I loved it! But things with high sodium retain water and the fake sugar is horrible for you. I get what you mean about diet and low fat lol. Sometimes when we start losing weight we go for that stuff without knowing any better and then start feeling like crap. Loved your blog! Made me laugh too ahhahhah
    1548 days ago
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    Funny and emoticon
    1548 days ago
    Good girl! You know, those "low fat" "lite" or "fat free" foods really do rankle me! For heavens sake they add sugar and salt to boost the flavors. Can you say ADDICTING!!! Solution to me is I make my own simple vinaigarettes and that suites me just fine! I know the ingredients, I know it will be tasty and I know it will be in the right portion too.

    HUGS and continued success. Gotta agree with the 3 ingredient rule and if I can't pronounce the name of the ingredient, it isn't going in my body!
    1549 days ago
    Smart move! We switched to eating clean a few years ago....only buy stuff along the perimeter of the grocery store....don't go down the aisles and don't eat anything with more than 3 ingredients in the label!

    Good luck....stay strong!
    1549 days ago
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