In times of intense workouts there were periods when I meticulously counted my caloric intake (sometimes even for a few months). I go back to this habit once in a while to see if my meals are well-balanced and, if needed, I correct my diet. 2-3 weeks are enough to gain a good understanding of my eating patterns. This week was a great opportunity to step back and keep track of my food habits.
I wanted to approach the food subject a little bit differently than popular nutrition apps. Apart from caloric intake I took into account the meal type: hot or cold, sweet or savory. I have never before analyzed my diet in this way.
The idea to show my meals’ distribution by days and hours came to my mind on the first day of data gathering. I decided to use two colours, so you can clearly see the proportion of hot and cold meals. My main conclusion – I will try to eat hot breakfasts more frequently. I hope it will help me cut back on sweet snacks during the day.
It will be interesting to carry out a similar analysis in a few years.
Healthy eating is important for me. I pay attention to the quality of food. The less processed it is, the better. In general I am trying to limit the amount of meat, but unfortunately this week I was quite unsuccessful in this area. The postcard also shows a change that I introduced a few months ago. My first meal is usually only at 10-11 AM. I feel really good about it, even though my whole life I heard that the best time to have breakfast is within 1-2 hours after waking up.
This week gave me an opportunity to observe not only what I eat, but how much, when and how it relates to my workouts. I took notes after each meal. I also kept track of the colours of my plate, but it turned out to be quite unexciting.
My objective was to create a visual, culinary map of the whole week.
This postcard made me realize that my meal times (especially in the evenings) are quite irregular. I would certainly like to work on it and make the evenings less chaotic in terms of food consumption. After analyzing this postcard I also have an impression that workouts do not impact my eating habits too much. Well, I always eat a lot, no matter what… 🙂
Vegetarian meals are marked green. My goal is to limit myself to only 2-3 meat dishes a week. Well, there is still a lot of work ahead of me…