Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Food Log = Accountability = Weight Control

Next week I'll post about an update on my nutritional self-experimentation. That sounds so much better than just saying I'll tell you how my diet is going.

Meanwhile, I'm sharing this video of one of my essential tools, a food log. I'll let the video speak for itself. If you can make it through all ten minutes, then you should get a prize. Have a great day!


  1. Kelly, You're such a scientist. Love the metric measurements. I tried this type of book-keeping once for calories burned from work-outs, but eventually abandoned the effort. Cheers. Mary Ruisi

  2. Hey cuz, I use metric because that's how the nutritional facts are given. It would be too much head ache to convert to ounces. Regarding calories burned (out), I only set a daily target based on my body weight and a multiplier for general activity level, then take a 500 calorie deficit from that target to use as my calories in target. I agree it would be difficult to track calories out(accurately anyway). As I've invested more time in my log, I've tried to become more accurate with how much I consume (I weigh more). But I think there is also value in being less accurate (guessing food weight based on volume), like say a hamburger patty is about 4 oz. Just the existence of the food log deters me from eating that extra portion when I may not feel quite full.