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The Importance of Setting Up a Food Log

You’ve signed up for this course and probably have some goals in mind that you would like to achieve. But how can you know for sure if you don’t know exactly what you are eating from day to day?

Set Up a Personal Food Log!

A Food Log can be a great tool to help you in your “healthy” eating goals. It’s like a written contract of your intent to make a change. When you fill out another food log in a month you will see the changes you have made and the progress. View your follow up food logs as an addendum to your contract. You are changing it for the better!

A Food Log Helps To

Convict You – They say the written word is much more powerful than the spoken word. Writing down everything you eat in a day can be quite a revelation. You can’t hide from the truth.

Discipline You – Seeing what you are eating from day to day will help you stay disciplined in your health goals and keep you on track.

Show Your Progress – Comparing your “starting” food log with a “future” food log will show you just how far you’ve come in your goals.

Keep You Committed – Seeing your progress will keep you committed to your goals and it won’t be long until your new lifestyle becomes like second nature.

Attached is a basic food log of the type I use in my consultations. You need to write down everything you eat and drink for the next five days. Don’t forget to include how much water, yes water is a form of food. And don’t hide those snacks, put them down too.

Here is some advice. Don’t fake your list…be truthful! You can only help yourself if you are truthful with yourself. Your food log will give a real indication of your eating habits. If you are starting on this lifestyle change with your partner, get them to fill out a food log of their own. They may have different eating habits that you might not have been completely aware of.

>> DOWNLOAD: Cooking God’s Way – Food Log Worksheet

Lesson Assignment: After recording 5 days of your eating lifestyle, evaluate where you are. I am sure you can easily see the “non-healthy” items in your food log. Identifying some of the hidden areas of sugar and bad fats maybe harder. Are you drinking enough water? Coffee and soda does not count as water. 🙂

I look over food logs everyday so if you need help ask some questions by posting a comment below..