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Strategies for Tracking Healthy Eating Habits

  1. Food Journaling:

    Keeping a food journal is a great way to track healthy eating habits. This involves writing down everything that is eaten throughout the day, including portion sizes and any snacks or beverages consumed. This can be done on paper or through an app on a smartphone or tablet. At Better Bodies, we provide nutrition journals that provide information on different types of food, as well as a section to track mealsand workouts. Reviewing the food journal can help identify patterns, such as snacking too much or not eating enough fruits and vegetables.

  2. Using a Food Scale:

    Using a food scale can help ensure accurate portion sizes and provide a more detailed understanding of calorie and nutrient intake. Many food scales are small and portable, making them easy to use at home or on-the-go.

  3. Meal Planning:

    Planning meals in advance can help ensure that a healthy and balanced diet is followed consistently. This can involve creating a weekly meal plan, prepping meals in advance, or using a meal delivery service. Meal planning can also help save time and reduce stress around thinking about what you're going to eat and planning meal times.

  4. Utilizing Apps, Books, and Technology:

    There are many apps and technology tools available that can help track healthy eating habits. These tools can range from basic calorie and nutrient trackers to more advanced programs that provide personalized meal plans and nutritional coaching.

  5. Setting Realistic Goals:

    Setting realistic goals can help maintain motivation and focus on long-term success. This can involve setting specific goals, such as eating a certain number of servings of fruits and vegetables each day, or tracking progress over time to identify areas for improvement.

  6. Celebrating Small Wins:

    Celebrating small wins, such as choosing a healthy snack or sticking to a healthy meal plan for the day, can help maintain motivation and momentum towards achieving long-term healthy eating habits.

Tracking healthy eating habits can involve a combination of food journaling, using a food scale, meal planning, utilizing apps and technology, setting realistic goals, and celebrating small wins. Find the strategies that work best for individual needs and preferences, and remember that small changes over time can lead to long-term healthy habits.