Exercise: Start a Food Journal
This exercise will give you insight into your behavioral patterns with food.
Take note specifically of why you’re eating, then determine what you need to do to make changes if needed.
If you feel physically or emotionally unwell after eating, use that as motivation to make necessary changes to your diet.
Grab a pen and paper to create a chart like the one below. Or if you're using a PC, print the following document:
In column 1, write down everything you eat in a day.
In column 2, circle or highlight the reason you ate.
In column 3, circle or write down the reason you chose the food you did.
In the last column, circle or highlight how you felt after eating.
Here are some examples in the chart below.