Friday, April 15, 2011
Favorite Things Friday! My Food Journal!
This is my actual food log. I write my food down every day and have for a few years. Then, because it is more accurate, I transfer the information to http://www.fitday.com/ . I do this a few times a day...(I think of it a balancing my check book..... does anyone still have a checkbook?!) Anyway....So I don't go over my calories for the day! Plus at the end of the day I get a pie chart with my percentages of protein, carbs and fat! It really helped keep me on track when I decided to compete in my first figure competition. Basically it keeps me on track for my everyday life. If I happen to gain a few pounds, I can look back and see exactly why! It also keeps me accountable as well, If I have a hand full of semi-sweet chocolate morsels (?) I write it down! Uuuggg!! Studies show that people who are successful in their weight loss over a long period of time, keep a food journal.
Now fitday is not the only place you can log your calories on line. There is http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/ http://www.livestrong.com/ and http://www.calorieking.com/ just to name a few. Some, like fitday, have an app for your smart phone!! Check them out and see what one will work for you! It only takes 21 days to create a habit...good or bad!
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently". ~Henry Ford