The Importance of Food Journaling

Ok, so you’ve already heard enough about food journaling, or you’ve already tried food journaling before but you stopped for some reason. We’re revisiting it today because monitoring what you eat is an essential part of your weight loss program. Try thinking beyond just listing your daily food intake. Mood/food journaling is where you also record your emotion, which can help link your feelings to your food choices or episodes of overeating. You can also record the context or anything about the surroundings that may provide valuable information on possible triggers to eat. This includes your location, such as a social event, a certain room in your home, sitting in front of the TV, time of day, or certain people that may influence you to eat.

So why is food journaling so important for weight loss?

Any way you choose to use food journaling, it may be the missing piece to the puzzle in your weight plateau, or just assist you further along your weight loss path to success. Either way, if you’re not currently food journaling, I hope you’ll decide to give it another try!

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