Finding out what works best for you is very import and an easy way to do this is keep a health journal to track what goes on in your daily life to analyze later. A few additional reason
- Pattern Recognition
If you occasionally have a reaction to food, get rashes, or get what seems to be allergies keeping a health journal can help tell you over time what may be causing these things so you can make changes.
2. You Can’t Change What you Don’t Recognize
There is a reason fitness minded individuals keep track of their food and workouts. This allows them to better determine what does and doesn’t work for them. If you don’t know what works or doesn’t work you cant duplicate it for success. This is why tracking what you consume, your workouts, and even daily things you do every day for long periods of time is important. Tracking your medications, new and old can also be very helpful as well.
3. Noticing Foods that Cause you Discomfort
If you are tracking what you consume you are more likely to be able to determine what may be causing discomfort, rashes, or any food allergies you may have without food allergy testing.
4. Prevents you from Continuing the Same Pattern
Keeping a journal will help you notice when foods or certain lifestyle factors are getting you off track or causing you to binge. This can help you in the area of the foods you consume and the amount of sleep you may or may not be getting.
5. Easier to Stay on Track
Even if you just keep this journal by your bed or in a public place and you take 10 minutes to write things down before bed this adds an additional layer of accountability to yourself.