Welcome to week four of Spindle Nutrition. This week is still focused on awareness, but now we are going to add a more active layer to your process. Food logging.
Logging everything that you eat can be a scary concept for a lot of people. You might have tried this in the past and it got frustrating and unmanageable. Or, maybe, you think that there's only one right way to do this and it’s not going to work for you. It’s important to determine what method works best for you.
My personal favorite way of logging food is MyFitnessPal. The database of foods in this application is tremendous so you can virtually find anything you would ever eat in their database. Other options to log food would be to use another app or to manually write things down. If you are somebody who has trouble with technology, written logs might be a good option for you. You already have a journal that you’ve been using for notes throughout the week and reflection on Sundays.
Today, determine what is going to be the best means of tracking for you. If it’s using an app, be sure to download it and set it up to the best of your ability. Try not to get bogged down in the detailed questions it will ask you. Answer to the best of your knowledge the questions about how active you are and what your goals are. We will talk later on in this course about how counting calories is not necessarily the best solution, so try not to pay too much attention to that particular goal that the app will set for you. If you decide to use pen and paper, make sure the written log is manageable to carry around with you all day.
If you need any help with this, let me know.