So, last week I talked about the fact that I started to track my food on the My Fitness Pal app. I’m so glad I started to do this.
|This salad eating pic still cracks me up.|
For a while now I’ve been eating whatever, whenever, and I knew this would eventually catch up with me. Last week, after our indulgent anniversary weekend trip, I got on the scale and saw a slight upswing in the numbers. Nothing drastic, but enough to make me stop and think, OK, I need to be a little “better” this week, maybe mix in a vegetable, drink some water.
Enter the food journal. Writing down (or typing in) everything I ate made me so much more aware of what I was eating, and how much I was eating. There were handfuls of this and a “couple pieces” of that that I would eat mindlessly throughout the day before, and now I don’t because I know I have to enter it into my app. And I’m way too lazy to count how many goldfish crackers I’m eating so that I can accurately track it. So it’s really helped me cut back on snacking and eating crazy stuff. (weekend excluded, of course)
As a result, I’ve lost 3.4 lbs since I started tracking. I got on the scale this morning and was like “say whaaat?!?!” So what they say is true – cut your calories, lose weight. Whatta concept!
And that’s without working out too. I know, I know…
Another myth that I have proven in the last few days – that one about Diet Coke making you crave more sweets. It’s true!!! In the last month or two I have been nuts about candy. I had been craving it like every day. Since I quit Diet Coke last Thursday (6 days “sober”!!), my craving for sweets has gone way down. I still need something sweet, but it’s not like it was. Wow. Who knew?
Now, if I could just get back to exercising, I would be golden! Aarghhh!
How about you … Have you ever used My Fitness Pal? Did it work for you?
PS – I am in no way affiliated with My Fitness Pal, they aren’t compensating me for anything (darn it), I just happen to like the app and have found success with it, so I thought I’d share my opinions. That's all.