Frustration Sets In
Saturday, January 04, 2020
Isn't if frustrating when you are trying to do something good for yourself and you can't get the information you need to do it? It has definitely been a challenge for me so far this year keeping a food journal, although I am doing it. What I find really frustrating is when you need the nutritional information from a food you ate at a restaurant and it is nowhere to be found. I had to estimate by going through and searching for items close to what I ate. I have to give myself credit for trying.
I realize that even if a restaurant would provide the information that it may not be accurate because I am sure that they don't weigh and measure every portion they serve. At least it would give us an idea. Even if it wasn't completely accurate it would help.
Guess the lesson here, is to eat at home!
I have also noticed that a lot of foods don't show certain information on the nutritional labels. I have to watch my vitamin k and potassium also. I have found that not all of the nutrition labels contain information on potassium and I haven't found any that show Vitamin K.
I am learning and I know that I will find ways to work this all out. I just find it frustrating when I am not sure what to do or how to count something. I have just been making little notes on the bottom of my food journal stating that it is a guesstimate.
For right now I am mainly focusing on keeping a journal and seeing what I am actually putting in my mouth. I can already tell that by being honest with what I am eating, even though it is just to myself at this point in time that I am paying closer attention when I am putting things in my mouth.
Doing this blogging is also making me aware of my goals and what I am doing to reach them. I want to be able to go back and compare my blogs just as I am going to do with my food journals.