At our WW meeting today we talked about tracking and how important it is for success. It is the heart of the Weight Watchers program. If you are not tracking what you eat and drink then you really have no idea how much (or how little) you may be consuming. Studies have shown that you will eat 30-50% more if you are not tracking or writing it down!!!! So it pays to track! 😉
We talked about ways and helpful hints with tracking. The WW method is to do Upside Down tracking. Start with your evening meal and then go backwards
Karen’s great tip for tracking is that she knows she will be eating dinner with her husband at night. So she will figure out how many points dinner is gonna be and then divide up the leftover points for the rest of the day.
Another great method to try is to Pre-track. Plan out your what you are going to eat the night before or the morning of then all you have to do is just follow the plan. It will help you stay on track a lot better than guessing as you go will.
Of course, us gals here LOVE to track using our dietSNAPS app. We love to ‘see’ what we are eating vs. just writing it on paper. This app has literally changed our lives and how we look at food and eating healthy. Visually seeing what I consume daily helps my mind process what I am really putting in my body!
So our challenge this week is as you would probably guess is – to TRACK!!! Karen reminded us that you can do ANYTHING for just ONE week!
I LOVED this week’s Motivational Close:
The Golden Rule of Tracking
If you bite it, write it
If you drink it, ink it
If you snack it, track it
If you nibble it, scribble it
If you steal it, reveal it
If you grab it, blab it
If you lick it, Bic it
If it goes in your smacker, it goes in your Tracker
If you ingest it, you guessed it —-
Grab your pencil before your utensil!!!
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