Maintenance Check Nutrition
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Perhaps on January 1st you made the decision to be the best you know how. Not only did that include your mental state, but you wanted to look after you whole body. Let’s do a maintenance check with your nutrition. Not only are you nurturing your mind, but are you also nurturing your body?
A healthier you makes for a better you. Checking in on your nutrition is important. Trust me, it’s not always easy to stay on track, this I know from experience. But, if I set up a time to check in once in a while I can re-evaluate what I’m putting into my body. On Week 6 we talked about the Gift of Health. In order to be the best you, you need to be a healthy you.
One of the best ways to keep track of your proper nutrition is to track your food. You don’t need to do it forever, but do it long enough to understand what you’re putting into your body. Food tracking has been proven to be an effective way to balance your nutrition for optimal health. If you’re new to tracking, I recommend two options. First, if you’re a pen-to-paper type of person, I recommend starting a food journal. I created a downloadable PDF for you to keep track if you wish. You can download a Meal Planner HERE.
Second, if you’re someone on the run and like technology at your fingertips, I recommend MyFitnessPal. It’s a free App in the App store and online HERE. The APP is amazing! Apple Store
and Android Google Play.
The free version is truly awesome. You just add food into your diary and it’ll track your calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs, fibre, protein, sugar and vitamin’s. Now if you’re not counting calories, this is still a great app to track your food and what your intake is.
But why do I need to track? There’s a great article from the Michigan State University on the benefits of tracking your food. “Tracking your food intake will give you insight into many aspects of your eating habits. Each food group provides us with nutrients crucial for maintaining health.” Which brings us back to why we need to check in on our nutrition… to make sure that we are being the best we can be… and you are at your best when you are healthy.
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