As of tomorrow I'm going to start documenting everything that I eat on a day-to-day basis. Well I'll try to anyway; I'm sure at the beginning there will be a few sneaky morsels that slip through the net and into my gob unrecorded.
I am the QUEEN of mindless eating. I'm a picker. I will blindly pick my way through food without taking a mental note of it, especially when I'm cooking or preparing a meal. It's like I have to try everything several times over before it's dished up. I'm a one woman quality control team I tell ya (no one has been sick from my cooking, so there's that).
The absolute worst is when I'm grating or cutting cheese. Oh man I love the cheese; it's my weakness, my vice, my
I also have a terrible habit of going on unhealthy eating sprees after a day of eating healthily. They typically start with a singular biscuit. And then in goes a couple more biscuits. And then something in my brain thinks 'sod it, I'll eat well tomorrow' and in goes anything calorific and bad for me that I can get my mitts on.
So yep, time to curb these unhealthy eating habits, cause that's all they are; habits. And habits can be broken, especially with the help of a new habit i.e. a food diary.
It's a lot less drastic than dieting (I'm not restricting WHAT I eat nor will I be noting the calorie content of anything) but I'm hoping that by physically writing down what I consume, it will stop me from stuffing my face by mentally slapping me on the wrist when I reach for that second, or even THIRD bag of crisps. Guilty.
I'm also hoping it will shame me to see a sizeable tally chart next to the word 'hobnob'. But we shall see, only time will tell.
Wish me luck friends.
Have any of you tried a food diary? if so, did it help?
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