5 Ways Food Logs Help You Quit Sugar? (Part 1)
By Joan Kent, PhD
Food logs. Could anything be more boring? Even so, I'll argue that food logs can help you defeat sugar addiction.
Self-report will always be subjective. Yet it's still a lot more accurate than a verbal list of foods.
Research studies show that self-monitoring through record keeping (food, workouts, and more) is an extremely helpful tool – whether you work with a nutritionist or just keep the log for your own use.
You don't have to do it forever! Even a week or 2 of logging will help you make changes to defeat sugar addiction.
Why not just eat and hope for the best? Food logs can help you develop an awareness of eating behaviors that can't be matched in any other way.
"I Always Thought I Ate More Vegetables"
My clients may think they know exactly what they eat, but what they say is often quite different from what their food logs reveal.
Clients who tell me what they eat describe what they tend to eat as a rule. Those general descriptions don't – can't – cover deviations: extra snacks, unexpected treats, lunches out, dinner invitations, beverage consumption, and so on.
Food logs provide a record of all foods eaten, including the ones you might want to forget, or small tastes and samples here and there.
Food logs can reveal missing food groups, such as vegetables or enough protein. Important food facts include not only what you eat, but when you eat, portion sizes, and time between meals.
Taken together, all of this information can help you balance your nutrition, which can help you control your sugar intake.
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