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Food Diary

Posted Apr 04 2012 7:00am

Hi friends :D .

I’m so glad you all enjoyed the Peeta text in my last post! It definitely made me giggle hehe.

So I’ve got a couple of things going on that I wanted to update you on! I know that last week I mentioned the stomach issues that I’ve been having. I also talked about how I was going to try cutting out wheat and dairy (separately) from my diet for a bit to see if I notice a difference when I’m not consuming them, and also to see how I feel when I add them back in!

Yesterday was my first day of not eating any wheat. I don’t really feel any differently, which I didn’t really expect to. I think it will take some time. One thing I noticed though was I really missed my bread for sandwiches haha. Perhaps I’ll have to try some gluten-free bread. Are than any brands out there you guys would recommend? I did try a new to me product last night though that was super tasty!

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These were really good! I actually don’t really remember the last time I had frozen waffles, so I’m not quite sure how different they taste in comparison to regular waffles…but still….I enjoyed them! I ate them for my evening snack- topped with banana slices and some PB2 :D .

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Another thing that I started doing yesterday was keeping a food diary. I’ve decided to write down everything that I’m eating for about a week or so because I’m trying to change a habit that I’ve developed and I want to keep myself more accountable for the foods that I’m eating. This is a way for me to do that because I know that whatever I eat has to be written down.

So why am I doing this? Because lately I’ve noticed myself mindlessly snacking for no reason. And by that I mean that I’ve been snacking outside of my actual snacks. I’ve realized that whenever I pass the kitchen or if I’m kind of bored or just think about food, I go into the pantry and grab handfuls of things like chips or crackers or peanuts. I’m not actually hungry when I do this. Brittany wrote an awesome post the other day about returning to intuitive eating and actually honoring her hunger cues. This is definitely something that I need to work on as well.

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Writing down the foods I eat is something that can help hold me responsible. I know myself and understand that I am less likely to grab an unnecessary handful of chips when I know that I have to write it down and see it staring me back in the face saying “you didn’t need me, you weren’t even hungry”. I don’t like having feelings of guilt that are associated with food and right now I’m pretty sure those feelings are coming about because I’m snacking more than I need to.

I also know that this over snacking is probably dampening my actual hunger cues. And that’s no good…I want to be able to really listen to my body and recognize actual hunger versus other things like boredom, emotions, etc. Thus the reason for my food diary. It will keep me accountable and then I can focus on recognizing my actual hunger cues! At least, that’s my goal :) .

And I wanted to talk about something else, but I’ll save it for later because this is already getting kind of lengthy haha. Anyway, I hope you all have a great day!!

Question:

Do you keep or have you ever kept a food diary?

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