To track or not to track…

…let’s talk calories!

Often when our lovely new clients join GT they have the question “should I be tracking my food & drink?”

The short answer is it depends! 

Depending on your goals and your historical/current relationship with food, tracking can be an excellent addition to your toolbox; it can also be a rather enlightening process to see what you’re really eating and drinking day-to-day! 

However it’s not for everyone, and it’s likely not suitable as a long-term approach to your nutrition. If tracking calories is likely to exacerbate an already negative relationship with food for you, there are other methods you can try (like habit-based tracking, or focusing on portion sizes at mealtimes).

The quality and nutrient density of food plays a huge part too, so that may be a better place to start for some (e.g. hitting your 5-a-day). A well-balanced diet is so much more than just the number of calories you’re having.

Ultimately there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to tracking what you eat and drink – it really depends on your own goals, your lifestyle and the most manageable approach that will work for you right now.

If you’re after a little guidance around nutrition tracking, send us a message – we’re happy to help! 

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