The first step to achieving any health goal is to determine what you need to change. As you may know, food has a very big impact on overall health. A nutrition log helps you track eating habits and recognize how they impact your overall health. Like any other journal, it doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, fast and simple is better when it comes to forming good habits. The nutrition log in your Wellsmith app is incredibly powerful and super simple to use!
Here are the biggest benefits of a keeping a nutrition log and why you should start your own today:
- Increase Awareness
Busy days happen quickly. Seems you look up and the day is over. You may not notice or remember everything that passes through your lips. But with a nutrition log, you record your meals and snacks to immediately acknowledge what, where and how much you’re eating. You will also notice what foods you eat more frequently and when you tend to snack. Knowing when, where and what you eat makes it easy to find areas to make changes and improve.
- “Aha” Moments
It’s often a surprise to see what you have eaten each day in black and white. When you log your food in your nutrition log, important details like number of carbohydrates, fat, and sugar are right at your fingertips.
- Understand Low and High Glucose Readings
Ever had a low or high glucose reading sneak up on you? With a nutrition log, you can easily and quickly glance at what you ate or drank that may have impacted your reading.
Your Wellsmith nutrition log allows your dedicated Care Team to monitor your food intake and help you reach your health goals. For example, if you experience a pattern of high sugars, your Care Team Nurse can review your nutrition log to help you identify foods you should limit or avoid.
- Lose Weight
Studies have shown people who maintain a nutrition log typically lose almost twice as much weight, as those who do not. That’s an amazing payoff for a task that only takes a few minutes to complete each day! It also helps you to maintain a healthy weight.
- Celebrate Progress
Your nutrition log helps you record your healthy eating choices each day and feel a great sense of accomplishment. When you make a healthy food entry, take a moment to congratulate yourself on your progress!
What are you waiting for? Update your Wellsmith app and get started with your nutrition log now!