Why journal about your food? It's simple: to build awareness. You've been eating multiple times a day for your entire life, and it's almost guaranteed that you sometimes do it without thinking. Remember that handful of nuts or those slices of cheese with an apple? How about two coffees with cream in the morning and a couple of cocktails after work?
These things aren't necessarily disastrous on their own, but you'd better believe they add up. It's amazing how many people wonder what they're doing wrong when the answer is staring them right in the face. As Kathleen notes in today's video, keeping records is a great way to help you make the transition from chaotic eating to effective nutrition.
Ultimate 30 Day Beginners Guide To Fitness: Day 7
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How you track your food isn't important as the simply doing it. If you like paper and pen, roll with it. The food journal on BodySpace is even simpler, allowing you to easily upload photos from your phone or computer. No matter what format you prefer, the real key is to make it honest.
Today, jot down every snack, every drink, how many eggs, how much rice—everything. If you're up for it, stick with this approach for the next few days, or even the remainder of this trainer. We can guarantee you'll learn something important.
Day 7 Challenge
- Record 24 hours of normal eating habits in a journal or on BodySpace.
- If you're up for it, perform one of the bodyweight workouts you tackled earlier in the week.