So here’s how the first day turned out:
It was hard to keep track of everything I ate! I found it very helpful to carry my journal everywhere I went. I also used a nice notepad and pen so I enjoyed writing in it.
The interesting part was during the day I felt like I was doing pretty good however after reviewing my day I found many improvements I could have made. See my comments in red and blue.
Here’s what I learned so far…
– Keep track of everything! (including foods, drinks, amounts, bathroom breaks, supplement intake, mood, overall condition, activities etc) This will give you a holistic view of yourself and your relationship to the environment.
– Use symbols & abbreviations. This keeps things short and sweet. Plus you can create secret codes for describing bowel movements so it’s not so revealing : )
– Use a water bottle of known volume. Fill it in the morning and only refill when it’s empty. This will help you have a better understanding of how much water you are actually drinking.
– Review your last meal to see how you can improve your next meal. Incorporate more fruits? more veggies? more fats and proteins?
Food Journal days 2 & 3 to come….