Monday, May 30, 2016

Secret to good health, fitness: Maintaining a food diary

Recently, Sonam Kapoor’s personal fitness trainer Radhika Karle shared a picture on Instagram of what the Bollywood actor’s diet usually consists of.
The caption of the picture read: “Want to know @sonamkapoor’s secret to keeping her nutrition on point even when she’s super busy?
1. Sonam is vegetarian
2. She loves hummus, avocados, and grilled vegetables stuffed in a pita
3. She’s been eating on the go at Cannes but everything has been fresh. Stay tuned for more! (sic).”

Although this was just a one-off listing of the actor’s meal, the act of writing down or documenting what you eat is part of a much larger trend overseas. Maintaining a food journal or diary that documents everything about your daily diet has several health benefits. Many experts, too, encourage the fitness-conscious to maintain a ‘food journal’.
“Tracking what you eat and drink can keep you focused on your diet. It can motivate you and increase your efficacy. Eventually, it can help you achieve your fitness goals,” says Sheela Tanna, dietician.

The challenge, however, lies in the fact that a food journal needs to be updated throughout the day, and every time a person eats or drinks anything. And with our busy lifestyles, it can often get difficult to find the time to fill in these details. Nonetheless, in the long run, experts feel it can become a good habit to maintain.

Source : Hindusthan Times

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