Do you food journal?Â Do you even know what it is?Â Food journaling is important especially if you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet.Â You should know what you’ve eaten and drank for the day and at least have a good idea of the nutritional content.Â Knowing this information gives you even more control over maintaining your health and decreasing your chances for diseases often related to weight issues.Â And with the variety of apps available along with simple notepads and planners you can carry around food journaling is super easy to do.Â
1) What workouts have I done this week?
2) Have I done a variety of workouts?Â
3) What have I eaten/drank?
theÂ MyFitnessPal appÂ religiously to record my meals, snacks, and workouts. Â It also has other features such as a place where you can store your fave recipes and a community option that allows you to connect with others in a variety of forums. Â But my favorite features of the MyFitnessPal app are the diary where I can enter my foods and workouts and the nutrition view that gives me a detailed listing of the nutrients I’ve consumed for the day. Â So if you want to know the total fat or sodium you’ve consumed for the day then this is the view that will provide you with that information.
There are a number of other apps and tools you can use for food journaling and tracking workouts such as Lose It! (an app similar to MyFitnessPal but has a few more features such as tracking blood pressure and body fat). Â After seeing the additional features it offers I’m actually going to check out this app for myself as a comparison to
MyFitnessPal. Â There are also food journal books you can use if you would prefer this method instead. Â How ever you choose to track your meals, snacks, and workouts doing so is a great way for you to reach or maintain your fitness goals. Â Knowledge is power…don’t be blind to your fitness and health. Â Consider making food journaling a part of your daily regimen. Â I like to think of it this way. Â If I make time to check my email and social media pages then I can also make time to track my meals and workouts…simple as that.