Tracking your food intake will give you insight into many aspects of your eating habits. The more specific and accurate you are with reporting, the more accurate your information will be. You may begin to see that you are missing entire food groups (i.e vegetables, dairy).
Several studies have shown that people who keep a track of their food are more likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off.
In fact, it has been proven that people keeping a food diary one way or another six days a week lost about twice as much weight as those who kept food records one day a week or less.
The importance of Tracking:-
- Creates awareness of everything you eat
- Makes you more accountable
- Learn about your eating habits
- You can record your progress
- Keeps a record of your water intake
- Something to do with your hands
- Ensure you’re having your five a day
- Ensure you’re having enough fibre
- Ensure you are nnotr exceeding your fat, salt and sugar intakes (20g sat fat, 6g salt and 50g sugar – if on 1200 cal a day or increase 5g per extra 100 cal)
- Montitors the amount of TREATS you’re having
- Keeps a record of the amount of alcohol you’re drinking.
- Tracker provided at meetings or available on the members’ only area for remote/zoom members
- Many apps available – the app we recommend is Nutracheck