There’s a lot of controversy over whether or not we should track our meals or if it has a tendency to cause obsession. While I agree it may not be the best solution for everyone, I do believe there is a time and a place (see my post about what and why I track here) but there are also certain people who do much better holding themselves accountable when they do. I would be one of those people.
No one sees my tracking info except for myself, but if I’m going to eat that I ate a whole pint of coconut milk ice cream, I’m going to write it down. If I don’t want to write that down, then I better not eat the whole thing. Plus, if for some reason I forget about eating said pint of ice cream and my stomach hurts the next day, I can look back and with one quick glance, I know the culprit.
Healthy Day Tracker (Food & Fitness)
But even on the other side of things, if I’m feeling amazing, I like to look back and see the foods that played into that amazingness and be sure I’m incorporating those in my diet consistently. Same goes for my workouts.
While there are online trackers you can use (like MyFitnessPal) but if you’re like me, I spend enough time on my phone and different apps that it’s nice to use traditional pen and paper. If that sounds like you, today I’m sharing my daily tracker as well as a bonus meal planner! I hope you find these tools as useful as I do when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. You could even post the meal plan in your kitchen to serve as a menu for your family!
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Do you track your meals and/or workouts?
Are you a meal planner?