Is your training program not doing all you want it to with regard to weight management? You may be able to solve the mystery with a food diary. Having to write everything down you consume can motivate you to eat well. It can also help you learn a great deal about your eating habits.
In the past decade, the number of overweight adults in the United States has increased from one in four to one in two. While lack of exercise is a big part of the problem, nutritionists believe that another major culprit is poor portion control. A "megameal" mentality has taken hold in restaurants, fast-food sport, convenience stores and even in many homes.
Do you alternate between following a meal plan and losing weight (being “good”) and falling off the plan and regaining weight (being “bad”)? It’s a frustrating but common cycle. Nutrition experts Ellie Zografakis, RD, and Dale Huff, RD, CSCS, co-owners of NutriFormance Personal Training and Sports Nutrition in St. Louis believe that behavior modification strategies--rather than diets--can help you break this self-defeating cycle and make lasting lifestyle changes.