Friday, July 8, 2016

First food journal entry after a while 7/8/16

I know that I don't take the time to go ahead and write out a journal of what I have consumed.  I have spent a while taking breaks and taking naps.  I have not been feeling well for the past few days, but now I am doing okay.

I am not sure if my food and drink intake have anything to do with my symptoms so I should check up on that.  I realize that I do consume too much food and drink in one sitting.  I can have two hot dogs, 2 pork ribs, and 2 cups of barbecued pork and beans in one sitting.  I don't eat in moderation and that is something I need to work on. (4:30-5:00 PM)

I know that I need to lose weight.  I have been advised or told to eat smaller portions of food. Measuring out food is something that I don't do often enough.  I have learned that fruits, vegetables, lean cooked meats, and whole grains are becoming good friends of mine.  Healthy foods really are good for the body and mind, including a baked sweet potato half I ate not too long ago (7:30 PM)  It isn't filled with so much junk.  However, I have eaten some chocolate peanut butter wafers and a coke, which is junk. (8:03 AM)

I also have an issue consuming junk food and other inappropriate items for breakfast.  The most difficult thing to overcome is consuming much processed food.  The upside is that they are cheaper and last longer.  The downside is that they lack the nutritional value and quality that whole foods have.  I guess that is where measuring foods and drinking more water and less soda come in.

I wonder if it is possible for me to consume more than meal for breakfast and consider it healthy? Maybe if I were to divide breakfast, then it is possible.  Other than that, then no.  Somehow I manage to do so.  I think that I do a good job otherwise when it comes to eating breakfast if I do at all. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, whether the meal is large or small.  This could be a turn around for me, writing the journal as it is.  I had some tater tots (2 cups), fruit, and at least 5 strips of bacon. Yep, that is too much in one sitting.  How do I eat in moderation at a buffet?  (8:45-9:30 AM)

I had several cups of water, and I will drink some more, but lately I have found myself drinking more and more over time.  Maybe because at least today, I had some coffee which lowered my blood sugar level, which caused me to shake and get tired.  Maybe the excess caffeine that I have consumed over the years is what caused the dizziness and the headaches.  I have been having this issue for a while now.  Hopefully soon, I will get better, not only health wise, but also with my eating habits.