To be successful in your journey of healthy, wellness, weight loss and fitness, it is important that you have awareness.
One of the biggest “tools” in winning my war on my weight was educating myself and one of the ways that I educated myself was paying attention to what I was putting in my body. I changed the way that I ate and the way that I thought about food.
I accounted for everything I put in my mouth. I think it’s very important to keep a log to help make yourself more aware of how many calories that you are consuming.
When I say account for everything, I mean EVERYTHING! Every little bite needs to be accounted for. Often, we don’t realize how many “mindless” calories we consume. If you’re home, preparing a meal for your family, how often do you taste what you’re cooking? You try a little bite to make sure it tastes good, that there’s enough seasoning, etc., but do you add that bite to your food log? Well you should, it does count.
If you don’t write it down, who are you cheating on or lying to? You’re cheating yourself. No one is going to know if you don’t write it down, except for you. No one is going to be affected if you don’t write it down, except for you. If you can’t be honest with yourself, you might end up spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere.
If you are going to succeed in your journey of healthy eating, fitness and weight loss, you need to be honest with yourself. Honesty is a good starting point and it creates awareness. Very often, we’re not even aware of how many calories we are consuming and if you’re going to be successful in your journey, you need to have awareness. Weighing your food and logging every single thing you put in your mouth is awareness. Often times we tend to under-estimate how much we eat and while you might think that you’re eating a specific number of calories each day, you might be eating several hundred more than you think you are, simply by having that mindless nibble, or those couple of tastes at dinner while you are preparing a meal.
I even recommend to those I work with that they include being aware of how often you eat. Are you eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours so that you keep your metabolism burning throughout the day? What about how much water you drink throughout the day? Are you aware of the water intake, perhaps you need to write that down as well.
When I work with someone, I recommend they buy a good food scale. I like the digital scales, because I think they are more exact. And, rather than ounces, I measure most things in grams, again, because it is more exact. Having my clients write a log helps me to help them too. I’m able to look and see what they’re eating and make suggestions of things that can be changed. I’m able to see how often they’re eating and how many calories they are consuming. It enables me to help them in their journey and give them the tools that they need to propel them forward into success.
After 40 years of yo-yo dieting and being close to, if not over 400 lbs, I finally figured out what worked for me. Let me help you figure out what works for you. You may read more about my journey, by visiting “About Robbyn“. While I prefer to work with people face to face, I am open to the possibilities of working with people online, via skype or face time, phone calls and the internet. Drop me an email if you’re interested in coaching on your journey! I’ve been in your shoes and I can help you walk in the right direction.