Ok, so I have tracked my food intake for the last few days and have discovered a few things. The first thing is that I eat a lot of sugar! I knew that I wasn’t eating all that great, but when I started tracking my food I thought that I was eating better. The results show that even though I raised my fiber intake significantly I was taking in a lot of sugar.
The second thing I noticed was that the first few days I was very diligent about tracking what I ate. When I jump into a new project I jump in with both feet! So I created an excel spreadsheet and entered simple formulas to keep a total of my calories, my sugar grams, fiber grams and protein. It was so exciting! But soon I became “too busy” to keep up with what I was eating. And I started eating more.
The last thing I noticed was that I was feeling desperate to eat more sugar as I tried to eat healthier. I didn’t have that problem the last time I tried this so I am researching what to do about those cravings. Every morning I drink a pot of white or green tea. I am going to start drinking a cup of hot water and lemon before that to try to help speed the sugar detox along.
So – what now? Well back to the drawing board. I am going to simplify my tracking to just a pocket-size notebook and pen to have a complete idea of what I eat. Then I am going to ruminate on why I feel a desperate need to grab food and eat. Is it sugar withdraw, is it stress, is it???? We will see.
Did you set any new year’s resolutions? How are they going? Don’t give up. Tomorrow is another day!