It has been gradual. It has been subtle. It has gone unnoticed. But it has finally caught up to me. It is now apparent… I can’t keep eating like this. It is time to start writing it all down again. A few years ago, when I first started my 9 Kid Fitness website, I decided I needed to invest in my diet and I hired an online nutritionist to help me get back on track. It wasn’t that I was a junk foodie. In fact, I have always prided myself on my self-control. However, I wanted to see what I could do to feel better and to perform better. I knew that my nutrition could be improved, but I wasn’t exactly sure how.
Unfortunately, I would not recommend an online nutritionist unless you know exactly what you are getting for your money, and I didn’t get much help in the end. The one thing I did learn through the process was the benefit of a food journal. I wrote down what I ate for five days in a row. For the first few days, I tried to eat well, so that I could write down only healthy foods. But then I realized how silly that was since I was paying someone to help me and I wasn’t being honest with myself. So I told myself not think about the journal. Just to remember to write down what I ate. After all, who was I trying to fool? I decided if I wanted to make even small changes, I had to be honest. [Read more…]