Your diet plays a huge roll in your health. In fact, what you eat contributes to about 80% of your total calories for the day, whereas working out is only 10-15%. This means that whether your goal is to lose weight, increase your energy, or to improve your concentration, what you eat is going to have a direct effect on that goal.
Maybe you do not even know where to start with your nutrition. You know you are supposed to eat certain things, but you do not know how to incorporate them, when to eat, or the idea of eating differently is completely overwhelming for you.
Maybe you feel like you eat really well. You consume lean meats, incorporate fruits and vegetables, and stop eating when you feel full. However, you might find yourself still not losing the weight you want to, or you are getting lethargic earlier in the day. Maybe, you find yourself ravenous by the time you get home from work.
Whatever the case may be, a food log analysis can be instrumental in helping you lose weight, recover energy, and have more balanced hunger throughout your day. Not only will a food log analysis force you to be really honest with yourself about what and when you eat, but it will provide countless insights into your current health and what you need to do to improve that health.
A food log analysis requires you to be an active participant in your health. To start, you record absolutely everything you eat and drink for 3-4 days. That includes those tasting bites you take while you’re cooking, that handful of M&M’s you had on the way home, and the extra beer you opted for at dinner. Ideally, your food log includes one weekend day since many of us eat differently on the weekends when our routine is wrecked (see what I did there?).
In addition to recording what you eat, you will also record the time you ate. This will provide insights into how often you are eating. Do you have large gaps between meals? Do you skip breakfast and not eat until 10am? These time stamps give major clues into your eating patterns and how you feel as a result.
After you record your food and send me your log, I will evaluate it for a few things and determine 3-5 areas in which you could improve immediately. Items I analyze your log for include:
- Simple vs Complex Carbs (pastas and breads vs fruits and vegetables)
- When you eat (timestamps)
- Amount you are eating at one time
From there, you and I will work together to discuss the very specific supports and steps you need to do in order to improve in your specific 3-5 areas. My goal is for you to come away from our conversation with confidence in your actions, a clear plan of attack, a feeling of excitement, and a complete lack of overwhelm in taking a few steps to changing your diet.
I would love to do a food log analysis for you and create a plan of action to help you reach your goals. There are two ways you can opt to do this.
The first, which I highly recommend for the added accountability, is the 14 Day Group Health Kickstart beginning August 21. Not only will you receive a food log analysis, but you will be able to join the 2-week group program focusing on food, hydration, and fitness. This combination is $64.
The second way to do a food log analysis is to purchase it on its own! For $25, you will get your food log analysis as described above. It is the perfect way to jumpstart your diet and create actionable, reasonable steps to change your nutrition without feeling completely overwhelmed. Once you purchase your analysis, I will send you an email with more information on how to get started on your log!
Have you ever kept a food log before? What did you learn?