Happy Friday, everyone! By now everyone has gotten back into the swing of things, I presume. In my house, Thanksgiving is long-gone and Christmas has taken over! We have decorations up, the whole house smells like pine and I love it.
Anyway, this morning when I was drinking a cup of coffee, I found myself doing something that I started 3 years ago when I was taking the Roca Labs regimen: writing in my food journal. I don’t really think about it much, since it’s a daily habit that I formed that really helps me stay on track. Today, I want to talk about the benefits of using one, which I think is great for anyone, regardless of whether or not they’re still taking the Roca Labs procedure.
I write everything in my food journal that relates to food. I note down the time I’m eating, how much, and whether or not it was an impulse or necessity. From doing this, you can learn quite a few things about yourself, such as the following:
- Helps you see how much you’re really eating. If you mark down all the quantities of food you eat, you can look over it at the end of the day and see how much you’ve consumed overall. Granted, while you’re taking the Roca Labs Gastric Bypass NO Surgery alternative, you won’t be able to eat very much at all. However, it’s a good way to know what kinds of foods you’re going for to help you tweak your eating habits in a healthier direction.
- Helps you see when you’re eating. Mindless eating is one the main reasons for weight gain–I’m certainly guilty of it! When I started my food journal (a week before I started taking the regimen), I was appalled to see that I ate all the time. And it wasn’t good stuff either! By having those times right in front of you, you can figure out what might be triggering you to eat.
- Keeps your water intake on track. Drinking water is so important and with a food journal, you can really see if you’re drinking the correct quantities. Staying hydrated is one of the biggest keys to success!
- Keeps the junk food at bay. When I look at my food journal now, I’m proud of the choices I see, but that wasn’t always the case. Writing everything down helps me stay accountable and ward-off those cravings for junk food. I don’t get those cravings often anymore, but when I do, I look at my journal, see how well I’m doing, and choose to have a healthy snack instead.
Keep on keeping on, everyone! You’re doing great.