Food and Lifestyle Tracker
Created by Apples to Zinc Nutrition – A journal to track your food, drinks and activity levels to help you stay on top of your health and wellbeing
The food, drink, sleep and activity tracker was created by Apples to Zinc to help you to stay on top of your health goals. For some people (me included!) keeping a track of what you are eating each day helps you to stay focused on healthy eating and ensure you are getting a good range of foods. There are many apps out there free of charge that do this for you but there is something about pen and paper and being able to sit and mull over the weeks before or the current week that I think keep it special. It’s also nice not be on your ipad, phone or computer and do things “old school”.
The journal itself is designed for 12 weeks of food tracking. At the beginning of the journal there is detailed guidance on how to get the best out of the journal and what it can be used for. It really isn’t simply to write your foods down at all.
This journal is great for many different purposes. For some it’s a great way to stay on track and visually see what you are eating across a whole week….sometimes that alone can shock us into making some healthier changes. It’s also for those who think that perhaps a food isn’t making them feel well but they often can’t pinpoint it….using the set days tracking you add foods, drinks and symptoms that you have over the day. It’s much easier to see if there is a relationship between foods and symptoms when it’s in black and white in front of you.
It’s great with tracking sleep and making you aware if perhaps you aren’t going to bed early enough or if you aren’t being active enough. You choose your goals and the book fits in around them – it’s pretty simple to use!
The journal helps you to drink enough and also to be mindful about how much sleep and activity levels you are hitting. It’s great to have those goals and see your progress against them.
Another added bonus is that the book is a neat size. It’s A5 and not too thick so it’s easy to slip into a bag or have on your bedside table so that you can easily access it and keep on top of all those little nibbly bits you are having throughout the day.
A perfect accompaniment to a healthy lifestyle if food tracking works for you. Why not give it a go?