No. I don’t think you should journal your food forever BUT I do think it is a valuable tool when starting out with your goal for the following reasons:
1 – It can help you learn about food and nutrition.
Journalling your food and working with a good nutrition coach can accelerate the learning process when it comes to nutrition education. You can start to learn the nutrient information for what you are eating and how best to plan a strategy to hit your fat loss goals.
2 – It will help you learn how much food and the right types of foods to consume, to hit your fitness goal(s).
Depending on your goal, what you’re eating has a HUGE impact on your success! Are you training for a sport? Are you training for a fitness show? Are you trying to decrease the likelihood of getting osteoporosis ? Are you prone to kidney stones and want to ensure you can prevent them? Are you looking for fat loss?
Your goal will dictate the total calories and total macronutrients that you need! Your training program, age, gender and body type of course will also come into play.
3 – It will keep you accountable and help understand what you need to work on!
When you work with a coach and journal your nutrition as a team, you can work together to make sure you have a strategy for success.
Journalling coupled with nutrition coaching is an excellent way to ensure you have all the education, info and strategic planning needed for success!