Before you say anything or groan in agony, I'll let you know that I'm well aware of the negative thoughts that many people have about the whole idea of keeping a food journal. I've heard many excuses and probably said some myself at one time or another. But food journaling can be one of those necessary evils in life, something like cleaning your bathroom. You don't really want to do it, but when you do, you're glad you did. When a new year approaches, many people set a goal to change their eating habits. For some, it's to help lose weight; for others, it's to improve a health condition. Whatever the reason, I find that using a food journal both before and during the process can be a valuable tool. This post will describe the purpose a food journal serves, ways it can help you, and tips on doing it.
Why Should I Journal? Journaling can be used in a variety of ways, but it all comes down to helping people understand more about what they do and why they do it. When it comes to eating and drinking, many people really have no idea what and how much they eat and drink on a daily basis.
How Can Journaling Help Me? There are so many ways that keeping a journal can help a person, and it's not just to help them change their eating habits.
Tips on Journaling. Here are some points that can help you journal so that you get the most out of it.
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