Tired of getting meat sweats at the buffet? Well, find out how keeping a food journal can help you reach your weight goals and help you make better food choices! It’s all about accountability and being aware of what you eat. Studies have shown that food diary’s can be key in losing extra weight. Find out how!
Do Food Diary’s Work?
A recent study led by Jack Hollis, of Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, showed 1700 individuals who participated in a weight loss program with some keeping daily food records and others who did not. Of those that kept records, they lost twice as much weight as those who did not keep food records. ‘Keeping a food diary is one of the most powerful weight management tools we have’, says Hollis. The act of writing down what you put into your mouth brings an awareness that often results in choosing healthier options and eating smaller portions.
Stop Eating When You’re Not Hungry
Eating when you aren’t hungry is often called emotional eating. Realizing that consuming food is often caused not by hunger, but from boredom, sadness, happiness or just a subconscious habit, can help prevent over eating. Keeping a food journal helps identify the ‘why’ of eating choices and helps you form new habits, as well!
Make Better Food Choices
Connecting what you eat to how your body feels is one of the most important factors gained in food journaling. Track things like energy mood, mental clarity and digestive issues, you may be surprised at what you find in the long run!
Join Murfreesboro Athletic Club’s Online Meal Planning To Help You Reach Your Goals!
Watch our demo for our online meal planning tool. See how you can use your favorite foods to eat a balanced diet. Our philosophy is to give our members a clean professionally managed facility with friendly staff and accomplish all this at an affordable price. We work hard to create a sense of community within the club by building relationships. Grab hold of a better life today with a gym membership in a healthy Murfreesboro community!