Do you use MyFitnessPal? How about LoseIt? Or FatSecret? Maybe you religiously jot your food intake down in a notebook and track your calories using calorieking.com.
If you have ever kept a food journal before, you are probably familiar with the standard form. Typically, it will ask you to enter the food and amount or serving size, so you can track things like fat, carbs, protein and of course calories.
But what does that really tell you about YOU?
These forms are often missing critical pieces of the picture that are necessary components to figuring out what makes you tick and what might be tripping you up. Dig a little deeper and you will discover that your body offers up all sorts of clues! The problem is that you are likely ignoring them.
Your body is talking to you . . . but are you listening? Hear our brief conversation on this topic and see if anything resonates with you.
How Food Journals Can Help:
If you struggle with a weight, digestive or any other health issue, the right food journal can deliver amazing information to help you get to the root of your issues. We like to think of them as raw data that you gather and can analyze for clues.
That is why we urge you to track alternate parameters instead of calories, and see what develops. Your state of health is directly related to a myriad of factors including cravings, energy levels, moods and even digestion. Keep in mind, you are not what you eat, but what you can absorb from what you eat. And most apps or standard journal forms won’t address these important elements.
Though it can be scary to give up calorie counting (more on that HERE), we urge you to try this tracking method instead. Try it for 3 days and let us know what you discover
So, how about it? Ready to track the new way? Grab our amped up food journal below and instructions below and let us know what you find.