Stop You’re Logging Your Food Wrong!!
Updated: Jun 8, 2022
What?!? How can I be logging my food wrong? You don’t know me.
Is that what you are thinking?
One of the first things that people are told when they start a new weight loss program or even to get their health in check is to start logging their food. That can be either calories or macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats).
Does this work? Yes. Not saying that it doesn’t. It can be great for some people. Especially those who need to for medical reasons track specific foods. Some people also have some incredible success with it.
But is it ALWAYS sustainable success??? From my experience, no it’s not. Unless you have intentions of tracking forever (insert BURNOUT).
Once people do stop logging their food they go right back to old eating patterns and tend to put weight back on plus some.
Here’s the number 1 reason why.
They don’t understand why they are eating.
There are so many different reasons to be eating.
Some of those are extremely obvious and some others are not.
Some of those are necessary and some are not.
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard about yo-yo dieting or “I know what to do, I have done it before.” The people start to beat themselves up. Failure, self-doubt, and negative self-talk start to come into play. All of those are extremely tough things to feel.
But…. And that’s a BIG but. One T, not two T’s!
🤔What if you didn’t have to do that anymore?
🤔What if you said, “I lost X pounds and I didn’t even need to diet.”?
🤔What if you could learn to believe in yourself again?
🤔What if you talked positively about yourself?
Those questions give you something to think about.
While your noodle is noodling.
Let me tell you a little more about my approach to logging food!
This is more about digging into why you are eating and the emotions/patterns/triggers that are behind it.
Bonus on this approach– it takes the numbers out of weight loss.
This is what you log:
✅ Food with a rough estimate of quantity.
✅ Are you Hungry? Y/N
What emotions stand out to you?
What trends do you see?
Start your journey from a place of understanding your food patterns and yourself.
From there you can build a successful, sustainable game plan for when you have those different experiences or feel those same emotions.
With my program, we spend the first 4 weeks building the foundation for those game plans while you work to bring awareness and mindfulness to your food habits through my food logs. After those 4 weeks, the down and dirty happens. The construction. This is where we build the game plans. Find out what works for you. Because what works for you may not work for the next person. Your emotions, patterns, and prompts are uniquely yours. So the solution should be too!
During all this, you will be gaining a healthier relationship with food. Which in return helps you to gain a stronger relationship with YOURSELF! Let’s ditch that self-doubt and build on self-love!
Are you ready to get started?