The last month has seen me make some much-needed changes to my eating habits. The chocolate has been much much much reduced…it’s a much-loved friend, but getting reacquainted only once a week makes our love for each other stronger than staying in touch daily. Chalk it down to absence really making the heart fonder. Also, I’ve increased my water consumption a tad, and it’s making a huge difference in the Life of My Face.
The thing that has been helping me keep constant is this brilliant website that a beautiful friend shared. You set up a free account, and then get down to the heavy work of tracking your every morsel of food. If you eat a slice of toast with butter, log it in. A half-glass of milk, log it in. A Kit-Kat 😛 ….yes, log it in. The beauty is that you get to see what percentage of your diet is Carbs, Protein, Fat, and Alcohol (this better be zero, ladies :p ). In addition to that, you can see the nutritional value of your day’s food intake, as in how much potassium, calcium, Vitamin B-12, etc. you are eating. Are you being good to your body, or are your abusing it with worthlessness? The charts here will tell you.
I was shocked by how few calories I eat a day…and it really motivates me to input healthy things into my daily food log. So, now, my calorie intake is still a bit low…but wow, is there no junk on there, or what? Well, except for the chocolate cake that mysteriously lands on there every once in a while!
This month, my goal is to add regular and routine exercise. We’ll see how it goes. Here’s to wishing me luck!