Enjoying the View?

I’ve asked Steve to keep a food diary. This will keep him accountable not only to me, but more importantly, to himself. Studies show that writing down what you eat may actually help you to eat less. If you see that cheeseburger and large fries on paper, you'll probably think twice next time you want to make such a bad choice. Try it at home. For a week, write down everything you put in your mouth (that includes drinks, condiments, etc) and take a look at the end of the day…do you enjoy the view or are you sick to your stomach? Do you need to make changes, decrease portion sizes, or get more fruits and vegetables? Sometimes looking into yourself means looking at your food choices first!

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I’ve asked Steve to keep a food diary. This will keep him accountable not only to me, but more importantly, to himself. Studies show that writing down what you eat may actually help you to eat less. If you see that cheeseburger and large fries on paper, you'll probably think twice next time you want to make such a bad choice. Try it at home. For a week, write down everything you put in your mouth (that includes drinks, condiments, etc) and take a look at the end of the day…do you enjoy the view or are you sick to your stomach? Do you need to make changes, decrease portion sizes, or get more fruits and vegetables? Sometimes looking into yourself means looking at your food choices first!

Blog written by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD
Kristin Kirkpatrick is a registered dietitian and Wellness Manager for Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 program. Kristin has...