Don't Have Time For A Food Journal? Try This!
April 14, 2011 14 Comments
This is a photo of my breakfast yesterday. Thrilling isn't it?
Umm, yeah, so Snack Girl has run out of ideas so now she is going to post all her meals on the site. NOT.
There is no particular reason that you should care that I ate 2 Van's waffles with sunflower seed butter and coffee for breakfast.
It is just that for the entire day, I shot photos of the food that I ate in an attempt to keep myself accountable for what I was putting in my mouth.
I used my groovy iPod touch, but almost everyone has a phone with a camera installed. The idea here isn't to share your meals with the world, but to get an idea of your diet.
Sometimes you don't even realize what you are eating and grabbing your phone BEFORE you eat something will give you a pause before you eat it.
Yesterday was a typical day for me so I can't make excuses about the food I ate. I will say that my job involves food and it can be tricky for me to not eat my creations for Snack Girl.
I decided to share my photos in an attempt to motivate YOU to try this. After reviewing them, I realized that I really didn't need all the sugar that I had inhaled and I hope that I can learn from my photo record.
Okay, so after breakfast at about 10 AM, I had a snack of coffee and a banana. Then things roll down hill as I am trying out a new way to top ice cream with a chocolate and coconut oil concoction.
Sadly, this recipe will not make it onto the Snack Girl site, but I happily ate a little to test it out.
Here is my lunch - some tortellini and apple. And 1/4 of the Italian soda that I drank at a local cafe with a friend.
Why did just 1/4 of the soda make it in the photo? Because I almost forgot to take the photo!
this was definitely the photo to forget :)
I just HAD to get something and hazelnut soda sounded so good. But, after the ice cream did I need another treat? Couldn't I just have had a decaf or herbal tea?
My dinner was more pasta - my kids begged for lasagna - and mine is a light version and I ate a ton of salad.
Finally, there is a glass of wine, which I could have skipped but didn't.
So, as you can see, I am nowhere near perfect. It is down right painful to share this photo montage with you because I know where I trip up.
Of course, you could look at the good things - the salad, banana, apple and portion sizes seem really good. There wasn't a lot of processed food in my day - and I stuck with one glass of wine instead of a bottle :)
If you guys want to post similar montages on your blogs, I will link to them next week and perhaps we can learn from each other.
Have you tried a food photo journal?
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