11 Oct mindful eating
Welcome back to boot camp! Did you take the food log challenge last week?! If so, how did it go? Did you learn anything new about your eating habits? We hope jotting things down was a helpful exercise.
If you skipped the challenge, it’s never too late to start a food log. And if you need more convincing, here’s an article highlighting six takeaways of food journaling:
- Why you eat when you’re not hungry.
- How your dining companions affect your habits.
- How much you’re really eating.
- How fast you chow down.
- How you feel after eating certain foods.
- If you’re perceptions match reality.
And of course, my personal favorite, what does your intake of fruits and veggies look like on a daily basis?
As you continue to learn more about your nutrition habits, consider creating a meal and snack game plan to help you reach your goals. Are there certain times of the day or days of the week that you find yourself in the drive thru, rummaging through a pantry, or hanging out at the candy bowl in the office? If so, you’re not alone. Hopefully, those things are not a regular occurrence, but if that’s the case, a list with healthy go-to options and some grocery shopping are great next steps to take.
If you need meal and snack ideas, bring this topic up at your next workout and learn what your coach and fellow boot campers reach for.RECIPES FOR THIS WEEK