Over the past couple years, I’ve been working hard on learning more about eating healthier. It’s a tough battle learning what to eat as products are labeled now to look healthy when they truly are not.
The best advice I can give to all of you is to stop and take the time to read the labels on the things that you buy. If there’s a long list of ingredients that you don’t understand than chances are it’s not healthy.
Recently I decided that I wanted to keep a food journal of my meals to make sure my daily intake of everything is in check. I was searching Apps and found one that I really like called MyFitnessPal. I was amazed at how many meals they already had pre-loaded that you could plug into your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks categories.
In just a few days, I started to see that even though I tend to eat a lot healthier than most, I still wasn’t quite getting a good balance of nutrients. And here’s something I bet most of you will find–your sugar intake is far above what you should be consuming. I was amazed at how much sugar was in things, especially yogurts.
I just wanted to share this App with all of you in case you were interested in seeing just how your meals and snacks add up throughout the day.
I know time is limited but I encourage all of you to try it for just one day and try not to have your mouth hang open when you read your end-of-day summary of your totals. Don’t view this as a diet or calorie counting thing but as a free education–something that will teach you which foods to find better alternatives for or to cut-back on.
Note: This is absolutely in no way a sponsored post but just one of my “faves” that I share from time to time in hopes that it might help my readers.
Brainstorming Solutions to Stresses: Healthier Meals/Snacks