Over the years , I have kept a food record for various diets that I tried..calorie counts, etc. I still keep it but now it’s for my lifestyle and Not a diet.. It’s the journal that I’ve spoken of so often.. It’s easier for me to keep track of what I am putting in my body and also to make sure that I get the right combinations at each meal.
Each meal should include a lean protein and complex carbohydrates.
Lean proteins are in beans, eggs, plain yogurt, nuts, and meats to name a few..
Complex Carbs are vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
Also during the day, you should include healthy fats such as olive oil, almonds,flax seed,nut butters, coconut butter, etc.
I thought that I would show you an example of how my daily entry is done. I don’t always name the foods that I have eaten on this chart but did this time to show you also what I may eat on a typical day. I usually write it down in a separate entry. I usually put them under breakfast, snack, lunch, etc…
You will notice that under each category that I have also placed a number. These numbers are how many servings of each that we should be getting every day.
How do you keep track?
As you can see I took the picture before bedtime, so I still had to drink some more water…