The Pursuit of Healthiness

The Pursuit of Healthiness
Your Guide to Getting Healthy

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tip #1: Write Down What You Eat

Dear Pursuers,
Your bet for success is to pay attention to everything you eat! Keep a food journal! What is your goal weight? Once you have that in your head, calculate the number of calories you can eat in a day. Multiply your goal weight by 1000. Keep in mind though that you have to eat over 1200 calories, otherwise your body will think you are starving it and hold on to any excess weight. Keep your calorie limit at the top of every page of your journal as a constant reminder. Every time you eat something, write it down, along with the number of calories consumed by eating it. After a week, look over what you wrote. If you find that you are going over the limit everyday, look over the foods you listed and circle the "danger foods." Danger foods are any foods providing no nutritional value and overloaded on calories. Try and cut these foods out little by little. Also, don't track fruits or vegetables. If they are covered in sauce, track the sauce, not the fruits and veggies. Some fruits and veggies have a higher calorie count than others but they have such a high nutritional value that you can't obsess over they're calories. Good luck and start writing!

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