Food logging is a simple practice of keeping a track of how many calories and other vital nutrients you are consuming. It makes you more aware of what you’re putting in your body.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, manage a health condition or simply maintain a healthier diet, investing time and effort in a food diary will help you achieve your personal goals successfully.
Benefits of Food Logging:
- It may sound too good to be true, but many experts say that the simple act of keeping a food diary can encourage you to eat fewer calories—- and thus lose weight. Several have shown that people who keep food journals are most likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off.
- Keeping a food diary is also an excellent way to manage the portions of your food. Make sure you have a kitchen weighing scale with you before you start keeping your food logs.
- Keeping track of your calories and macros ensures that your calories and macro nutrients are evenly distributed throughout the day.
- It also highlights unhealthy patterns or eating habits. For example, if you are eating too much fats, your food logs will highlight this and you can thereby make changes to your diet.
In recent times, there are a number of mobile applications available which make food logging extremely easy practice. But if you rather keep a hand written diary that is also good too. Whatever you decide, keeping a diary is a good way to stay accountable and keep track of your calories and eating habits!