How much are you really eating?
I asked myself that question today when I was putting my food into my WW online tool. YES I signed up for WW in early January. NO I am NOT going to be tracking my weight. Instead I am only going to be tracking my measurements each week. That’s it. I haven’t been putting my food into the journal…until today. I knew that I had been eating too much. I could feel it.
I put all of the food that I have eaten today and 55 points screamed at me. FIFTY FIVE…omg. Don’t panic…cause I didn’t send myself into a binging episode–thank god. Instead I said ‘That’s interesting, no wonder you’ve been feeling full all of the time’.
I am accountability addict. I need, desire, want to be accountable. I need the accountablity of writing down my food. I just need to be writing down what I eat. Points are secondary and weight isn’t even going to play into the picture.
Is writing your food important if you’re trying to lose weight and/or get fit?
After adjusting for race, gender, and initial weight, greater weight loss was associated with more frequent attendance at the group sessions, number of food records kept per week, and minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. These findings provide additional evidence that these standard behavioral strategies are key for successful weight loss. (source ‘click on: study’)
There are some people in the blog world who are struggling a bit right now with weight gain. There has been much discussion about points/calories etc. I think that there’s a happy balance whereby being accountable to yourself for what you’ve eaten through writing it down and/or taking a picture of it can help you jumpstart getting fit and staying healthy.
I am not here to point bash you. I am just sayin’ that writing down is something that I need. It’s been proven scientifically in the above study and countless times again.
What tools do you use to keep you accountable?