In January, I kept a log of my food, workouts and how I was feeling for a couple of days – you can find this post here.

Being a couple of months on, I thought it was time to have another look at where my nutrition was at and if I had made any changes!

At that time, I was getting my eating and healthy habits back on track after a lovely festive season. 

There are a couple of things I have taken away from comparing the two food diaries – the first being that my diet has been consistently a lot cleaner, which has gotten easier as eating this way has become the norm. I have certainly been feeling the benefits of fueling myself with good wholesome food! Increased energy, losing some fat and feeling less bloated or ‘puffy’. I have also reduced my portion sizes slightly – I am still eating ENOUGH, just ensuring I don’t overeat and am stopping when I am full (most of the time!).

As I mentioned in the previous post, keeping a food diary is a great way to help you be more mindful of what you are eating and a great way to pick up on habits or behaviours that are making healthy eating harder for you. They can also help you to pinpoint why you might be feeling a certain way – energised, lethargic, tired, bloated, etc.

If you are wanting to work on your nutrition I highly recommend you keep one for a week, or at least a few days. Use it as a tool to help you to improve and pick up on habits or patterns, not to make yourself feel guilty.

 

Here is my food diary below, and what I learnt from it. Remember, this is what I ate over just a couple of days and is by no means perfect or a meal plan!

 

Day 1:

7.00am – Oats, seeds, blueberries and milk

9.20am – Half a banana

9.30am – Sculpt Workout

11.00am – Smoothie with protein powder, frozen raspberries and milk

1.00pm – 1 slice of wholegrain toast, can of tuna, tomato, avocado and spinach

1.30pm – Resist-Ded Workout

2.45pm – Nice and Natural Protein Nut Bar and an apple

5.00pm – 4 Corn Thins with hummus

7.00pm – Homemade Thai chicken curry with rice

 

Day 2:

7.00am – Oats, blueberries, chia seeds and milk

9.00am – Power Session Workout

10.00am – Low Impact Workout (light headed, needed food!)

10.30am – Smoothie with frozen berries, half a banana, milk and protein powder

12.30pm – Leftover Thai chicken curry with rice

2.45pm – 1 slice of wholegrain toast with peanut butter

5.45pm – 2 chicken Tandoori tenders

7.00pm – Beef burger on a wholegrain bun, with tomato, spinach, pineapple and cucumber

 

Day 3:

7.00am – Oats, seeds, blueberries and milk

9.00am – Nice and Natural Protein Nut Bar

11.45am – Rice, egg, can of tuna, and salad veges

1.45pm – Peanut butter sandwich on wholegrain bread

2.15pm – Ignite Workout

3.45pm – Nice and Natural Protein Nut Bar

6.00pm – Half a banana

7.00pm – Sashimi, tomato, spinach, cucumber, homemade oven chips

 

 

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