If you want to truly change your relationship with food, it will not be a quick fix.
But, today we’re sharing one simple practice that you can start right now…and it will completely revolutionize the way you eat:
Drum roll, please…
Keep it a food log!
Seriously? Yes seriously.
We’re big fans of KISS…. not the group (although they have some badass tunes) but the acronym. KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID.
This isn’t about ‘disciplining’ yourself, it’s about bringing awareness. Awareness is the first step to changing.
Our head nutritionist Ashley has our clients to do nothing differently: “Don’t try to change your diet,” she says. “I just wanted them to commit to writing down their food, regardless of whether they thought it was good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, and send it to me.”
It took some time for clients to get used to it, but eventually, it became a habit.
Then something unexpected happened. Our clients started looking at their journals and found patterns they didn’t know existed.
Some noticed they always seemed to snack at about 10 am, so they began to keep a bag of almonds with them at their desks as opposed to going to the office pantry for whatever was in sight… cookies anyone?
Soon, the motivation for tracking became an extension of their day, and a representation of the people they wanted to be.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, it doesn’t have to be good to start, you just have to be consistent.
Set a goal.
Try writing down everything for 7 days straight. See where your lowest hanging fruit is (easiest thing to change) start there and continue down that path.
If you’re having trouble staying accountable or figuring out what to change, dont hesitate to book in for a free consultation where our team of experts (Ashley included) can help you set an action plan for success!