How do I get in the habit of writing down everything I eat? I have tried, but I end up tossing the notebook down after 2-3 days. It seems like such a chore even though I know it will help me focus on my diet more. Do you have a secret you can share with us?
Logging is so effective, but it does require effort and interest. One of my clients, Nancy, at my Kripalu workshop has been logging for over a year now, and has lost almost 60 pounds by doing it. I still log after 15 years, but mostly in my head.
Don't feel alone, though. Most of my clients don't like to do the logging, even though it really works.
As always, I encourage people to look deeper, under the symptom. What is it about logging that makes you stop after only a few days? Is it too much work? Are you suffering a problem with the discipline? Is it making you painfully aware of some things you'd rather not face?
OR, please allow me to really get deep. Is it that you don't want to lose weight or get healthy at all? Let's be real with each other. If you do not change some habits, like starting to eat less or healthier, or use your body daily, you will not lose weight. I know - it’s hard, sometimes next to impossible. That’s where God comes in to help.
Let me assure you that becoming conscious is very joyful. Let the logging allow you to understand yourself and your patterns, both positive and negative. It can be a really beautiful revelation. Just Do It! And ask God for help.