One of the things I love about Fitbit is that, aside from encouraging me to be more active, the app provides me with valuable information about my daily diet. Since my goal is to lose some weight, I frequently check in with Fitbit to see how much I’m eating and if I’m falling short of my goals. More often than not, I’ll be presented with a graph showing my daily food intake over the last seven days. I can then drill into this graph to see how my daily intake compares to my daily goals or to the average number of calories I should be consuming per day.
As you’ll see in a moment, this level of detail makes a massive difference in terms of how effectively I’m able to track and monitor my food intake. Without this level of feedback, I’d likely end up over or under-eating – leading me to consume more calories than I need and ultimately causing me to gain rather than lose weight. That’s a dangerous game, especially if you’re already at a healthy weight. Over the years, this detailed level of food tracking has helped me to keep my weight in check and, more importantly, to keep my friends in check!
Why Are We So Attracted To Track Everything?
I think many of us have become so enamored with tracking what we eat and how we move that the idea of living a “un-trackable life” seems almost strange. After all, if we’re not tracking our diet, how can we be sure we’re eating the right foods?
In addition, if we’re not measuring our steps, how can we know how much exercise we need to be getting? All these questions can be answered with a simple look at your phone or tablet’s dashboard. These devices are telling us what we need to know, without all the clutter of graphs and numbers. For some reason, this simplicity feels refreshing and even liberating.
What Does The Future Of Health And Fitness Look Like?
With the future of health and fitness seeming to lay in mobile devices and apps, it would be remiss of me not to mention a few interesting trends. First, let’s consider the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is having on our food choices. Thanks to companies like Google and Apple providing intelligent assistants like Alexa and Siri, we’re constantly being invited to opt for healthier options based on the nutrition data available to these digital assistants.
Second, the humble food log has been replaced by more sophisticated tools that encourage users to track their food intake more accurately. Taking into account the amount of money we’re spending on groceries and nutritional supplements, the appetite for better-informed dieting has become obvious.
Last but not least, if you thought that tracking your food intake was all fun and games, think again. Thanks to companies like Fitbit and Myfitnesspal, which offer a wealth of apps and websites, staying motivated to lose weight can be a lot easier. The key takeaway from all this: if food tracking has been around for a while, it’s most likely because our bodies have changed a lot in the last few decades. We’re now faced with an obesity epidemic that’s affecting kids and adults alike. To ensure we look after our bodies as they’re meant to be, we need to be keeping a close eye on our daily food intake and being highly motivated to change what we see as unhealthy habits.
How To Lose Weight Without Feeling Depressed
If you’re reading this, I assume you’re already aware of the many pitfalls that come with trying to lose weight. Among the most common issues I hear about from my clients is how consuming certain foods makes them feel bad – not just physically but mentally as well. The idea of giving up all the foods we love is certainly a tall order – especially if this is what makes us feel good and comfortable within ourselves.
If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, it’s understandable if giving up food brings with it feelings of deprivation. If this sounds like you, my suggestion would be to try out a new diet that doesn’t include any of the foods you know you shouldn’t eat. By doing this, you’ll not only be able to lose weight but also improve your mental health – which is important because depression and anxiety often go hand-in-hand.
How To Lose Weight Without Feeling Guilty
Another downside to going on a diet is that we often feel guilty about what we’re “supposed” to be enjoying. If you happen to be following a diet plan, make sure you don’t feel bad about what you’re allowed to eat. After all, everyone’s situation is different and we should be aiming for healthier options – even if this means breaking some dietary rules. This will help you to avoid the guilt that so often comes with dieting. It won’t be easy, but it’s a must if you want to succeed in your quest for healthier living.
Are Diets The Key To Weight Loss?
Since its inception, dieting has been considered one of the most effective ways of shedding unwanted pounds. According to the American Institute of Stress, dieting is one of the primary causes of stress for those trying to lose weight. As you’d imagine, this can lead to all kinds of problems. From anxiety to depression, to the simple fact that you could be putting your health at risk by depriving your body of essential nutrients.
While diets certainly have their place, I wouldn’t get rid of them altogether. Instead, I would suggest we shift our focus to a more sustainable way of living. By doing this, we will not only be taking care of our bodies but also of the environment. Thanks to technology making it possible for us to be more mindful about what we consume, we will be better able to create a more sustainable lifestyle. This will help ensure that future generations aren’t suffering from the weight epidemic. It will also allow us to continue enjoying the foods we love, without worrying about the extra pounds we’re packing around. As the saying goes, “eat what you want, when you want it,” without feeling guilty about it.