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Keeping a Food Diary is a Healthy Practice

Author Tom    Category Fitness     Tags , , ,

Are you concerned about staying healthy and slim?  Are you packing on pounds and you do not know why?

 

Studies have shown that dieters who keep a food diary (also known as a food journal) are more likely to meet their weight loss goals then people who don’t. This is because keeping track of everything that you eat can help you notice when you might be mindlessly snacking.

 

Keeping a food diary may also your recognize any emotional problems that may be causing the person to overeat. You may be able to see what triggers you to do things like “stuff down your anger with food” or even eat just out of sheer boredom. By noting everything you eat in a diet diary or food journal, you’ll be able to see

 

Sometimes a doctor, such as an M.D. or a psychiatrist will ask you to keep a food diary so that they find out if anything that you are eating is triggering obesity. The same goes for certain types of fitness instructors, dieticians and nutritional counselors.

 

In your food diary you should include what you ate, what time you ate the food and where. Write down whether or not it was consumed in a restaurant, at home, or in your car. You also need to notate whether you were eating alone, with friends or sitting down at a family meal. Don’t forget to include everything that was included in the meal or snack. Don’t forget to include things such as salad dressing, butter, sour cream mayonnaises, sauces and gravies.

 

You should also describe what sort of mood you were in while you were eating. Were you feeling sad, happy or depressed or was it simply time to have a meal?

 

It also helps keep track of your water intake. You should be drinking eight glasses of water a day. Do not include tea, soft drinks or any other types of beverages as part of this accounting. Give yourself a pat on the back if you somehow manage to drink more than eight hours of water a day.

 

There are certain tricks to keeping a food diary successfully. For instance make sure that you carry your food journal with you wherever you go. Don’t depend on your memory to recall information about what you ate. The memory of a dieter tends to be very selective. Make sure you record what you are consuming as you go and you will be more mindful of what goes in your body.

 

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Holistic Fitness

Holistic fitness is about treating the “the whole” person. The fitness and diet programs should include strategies that heal the entirety of the human. This includes the physical body, mental body, emotional body soul, and spirit.

 

In holistic healing and fitness the intention is to discover the root cause of what causes illness. More often or not the problem is what the person is eating combined with a sedentary lifestyle, meaning that a lot of time is spent lying on the couch watching television.

 

All disease results from a failure of a cell to function.  Either the cell suffers from a deficiency of vital nutrients such as – vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and phytonutrients from fresh foods or it degenerates  toxicity from exposure to the wrong foods and toxic environmental factors.

 

Eating overly acidic foods like refined and processed flour and sugar and dairy and meat can throw our body’s pH balance way out of balance. This can cause problems with every system in the body.

 

This acidity leads to toxicity and inflammation and eventually to break downs in the body’s systems.  Healing happens we address our lives and make changes to how we live.  We choose to eat foods and do things that do not promote the degeneration of our body. A primary philosophy I live and practice by is this, “How we feel and look is a result of how we live.”  Changing how we live can make us feel healthier.

Rather than changing our lifestyle most people choose to stagnate by treating problems with prescription drugs. This only makes their tissues more toxic than ever.

 

. These changes typically have to do with lifestyle – what we choose to eat, how we think and the stresses we have, our quality of sleep, how we exercise and move our body, and our attitudes toward our self and our life.

 

When it comes to cultivating healthy you must choose foods that y that nourish you and provide your cells with optimum nourishment.  You will stay fit, get proper sleep and discover ways to handle emotions and stresses.

 

Change will not happen unless you embrace the idea that you are going to have to address the entirety of your fitness situation to get results. In some cases this can mean consulting with naturopaths, spiritual healers and nutrition’s. Holistic healing is about healing every aspect of our existence. We are only complete when our body, mind, and heart are healed, conscious, connected, and whole again.