Keeping a Food Journal
The struggle to keep fit and trim is real. I started my own food journal this week. I have been reading a lot about keeping a food journal, how to investigate and calculate calorie content and how to cut down on useless calories. Having a food journal will help every woman who wants to lose weight. It is also a good idea for anyone who wants to stay fit by watching what she eats and how much of nutrition she is getting her body.
The daily recommended calorie intake for a woman of my age group is 2000-2500 calories. I am cutting down 500 from 2000. I am looking forward to consuming 1500 calories daily because I am trying to spot reduce (belly bloat and fat) . Even though spot reduction is difficult, cutting back slightly can help you reduce on excess fat deposit areas.
To keep a food journal, you may decide to update weekly, four days in a week or as convenient. There are a few apps you can download on Google play store to help keep you on track. I bought a 2A notebook for it. Here's my food journal:
-Kcal is the dietary unit of calorie content. I used to be very confused because 1Kcal to the scientist equals 1000 Cal. Food labels are mostly in Kcals and I would wonder why such a large calorie content even though I suspected that something was not adding up.
-Cooking for yourself helps you monitor your food calorie content better. Healthy meals are created in your kitchen.
-The more your protein consumption, the less you have to consume more calories to fill up your stomach. Protein makes you fuller for a long time thereby reducing hunger pangs. Also, eat more of protein, fruits and vegetables to get more of nutrients from your overall reduced calories. Add fiber to your diet too.