Why Everyone Should Track Their Food Intake

Many people I know love to eat food, talk about food, and sometimes talk while eating their food. I have nothing against anyone who loves food, or even talks about food but, I hate it when they combine the two activities. Now, while eating food is important it is equally important to know what you are actually putting into your body. This sounds like a difficult and time consuming process right? Surprisingly it’s not so hard at. With apps like MyFitnessPal, Lose It!, and FatSecret, its easy to enter your daily intake and see exactly what you are putting into your body.

I personally use MyFitnessPal. My friends used to tease me when we would go out to dinner and I would be putting my dinner into the app. Ironically those same friends are the ones complimenting my physique and begging me for tips. Here’s a tip, tracking you intake works!

These apps are free and easy to use
These calorie tracking apps help you to set up a goal for your daily intake based on whether you want to lose weight, put on muscle, or keep at a certain weight. They ask you for simple things like height, age, current weight and ask you what your goals are and the time frame that you’d be comfortable in completing your goals. It really is an easy process.

Why should I bother to track what I eat?

Whether you are training for a 26 mile marathon or a Friends re-run marathon tracking what you eat is a great habit to develop. Simply because knowing what you are actually putting into your body is a KEY to getting the body you want. You would want to know what type of gas is god for your car right? After all your car gets to places and is important to your ability to function in daily life. You wouldn’t pour maple syrup into your gas tank would you??? No absolutely not! All I’m trying to say is that your body is similar to that of a car, in the sense that you need fuel to get you from point a to b. Tracking your input helps you to better understand your body and how foods affect it. Now its your turn, I recommend you begin tracking your daily input. And hey, if you would like add me as your friend on MyFitnessPal! Username: John_Torri

Link To MyFitnessPal website: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/mobile/android

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