Time to record what I eat and when I eat it!
Alrighty folks, we are in the home stretch! Week 5 of the Subway Canada #CommitToFit Challenge is to keep a food journal every day for the entire week.
To be honest, last week’s sleep challenge was a fail for me. A full night’s sleep is wishful thinking in my world! It seems as if the only way I get sleep is when I travel. Pretty sad, I know, but it’s my reality. One day at a time folks, one day at a time!
Anyhoo, back to this week’s challenge. Thankfully, technology and my app-happy self are ready to go this week. As an app lover any day of the week, this food journaling will be a breeze thanks to the MyFitnessPal app (join me, my username is pegcitylovely). It’s super easy to use and already has a ton of pre-existing foods that I eat on a regular basis. I literally have to press a few buttons and I’m all done!
Tracking my food habits for the past few days has been eye-opening as I am seeing where my food is distributed (i.e. carbs, protein and fats). So far I’m in line with where I should be, so that’s great to see!
I’ve definitely been eating healthier over the past couple of years since my pregnancy and I’m glad the effect of that change shows.
Your food journal may surprise you! Perhaps you are eating too much of the same type of food every day? Or maybe you notice that you aren’t getting enough of a particular food group. A food journal helps you to know how to adjust and balance your daily eating habits.
This challenge has been great for reminding me how to stay on top of my wellness. It won’t end after 6 weeks for me! It’s important that I continue my healthy behaviours for years to come.
I hope many of you are joining in with me!