These past few weeks, we may have been eating more than we typically do during the rest of the year. Come January 1st, many of will list losing weight as your primary New Year’s Resolution. So what do you do’ You head to the gym and hit the cardio machines, take a few group exercise classes and maybe lift a few weights. The question that remains is what are you eating’ Jack Lalanne is the godfather of fitness and his famous quote is~ Exercise is King, nutrition is Queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom. Most people forget to think about the food. Once you get your nutrition in alignment you will find that workouts come a little easier and you fit into those skinny jeans just a little faster.
Over the next 5 weeks I going to give a number of challenges to help you kick off the new year with a bang!
This week I challenge you to keep a food journal! This food journal doesn’t have to be anything fancy. I use myfitnesspal to track my food. They have a free online version as well as a paid version. You can also just write it down on a piece of paper. Why do you need to write down what you eat’ When you write down what you eat, you get an up close and personal view what you are putting into your body. This exercise will be very eye opening. Care to share your journal with me’ I’ll do FREE 15 min nutrition review.
PS — Feel like you need a little more help and want to do a cleanse to detox the holidays’ Let me know my client Kjerstan did and lost 7 pounds in one week! Shoot me an email for me details.
Keeping a food journal is a fabulous idea! You can figure out what you’re doing well and what needs a little work.
Thanks for your feedback. I journal everyday. At first it was a little annoying, but now I rely on it to keep me on track.
Do you know of any good food journal apps??
Hey like an app that would remind you that you have not written in it all day! ahhaha this is my biggest hurdle I forget to write in the dang thing!
No I don’t know of any that do that, but that’s a great idea. I wish I was a web developer I’d make it right now. The best I can suggest is that you set up your phone to remind you.
I’m so happy you mentioned (in your No Fail Resolution Tips) the importance of eating every three hours. So many people actually hurt their metabolisms and put on weight when they stave themselves, thinking they’re exercising their willpower. My trick for hunger, which happens a LOT, especially when I’m in the car, is to keep a few apples, some raisins in the glove box and usually some carrot sticks in my purse. For me, the less simple carbs like bread or crackers, the better. People are surprised when they’re exercising and eating right to see just how fast they get hungry, which is good if you eat right and eat often!