Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sample food journal

Writing a sample food diary is easier than it seems.  I guess all I have to do is to be specific with the foods that I ate and the drinks that I had such as water.  It is time that I do so to track my eating habits.  My goal is to lose 100 + pounds within the next year and a half through diet and and exercise.  My other goal is to lose 1-2 pounds a week.  Weight loss is a journey that requires a sound mindset, dealing with being overwhelmed, and also setting realistic goals.  Here is an example of what a journal or tracked menu:

Breakfast
6-8 AM
Yogurt with Banana
No guilt
160 calories

Snack 1
9:30 AM
1 cup Strawberries
No guilt
45 calories

Lunch
11 AM - 12 PM
2 slices Cheese Pizza
Hungry, but no guilt
200 calories

Snack 2
2-2:30 PM
1 cup ice cream
Should have eaten 1/2 cup ice cream with 1/4 cup almonds and 1/2 cup fruit, which would be healthier, provided that the ice cream would be lower in sugar.   
200 calories

Dinner
4-5 PM
Beef Lasagna with Tossed salad and kale with salad dressing
No guilt
500 calories

Snack 3
6-7 PM
1 cup unsalted pretzels
No guilt
140 calories

Total number of calories: 1245
Somewhat hungry due to the amount of calories consumed; should consume at least 1200-1800 calories per day, yet I should consider weight and height as two factors
No guilt but lessons to be learned as far as the amount of dairy and desserts that I am supposed to consume.
Be specific as what to consume as far as eating and drink

Breakfast
Water
1 Glass water

Snack 1
1 Glass water

Lunch
1 Glass water

Snack 2
1 Glass water

Dinner
1 Glass water

Snack 3
1 Glass water

Fruit and vegetables
Liquids, including water
6 glasses 

Fats and oils
None

Dairy products
3 dairy servings