Do you log? Do you count? Do you tally points or track what you chew?
When you gaze at your food journal, does it sometimes harass you with memories of those sh!tty foods you wish you never ate? Maybe it was too many carbs or some cookies washed down with soda sludge. Or maybe you had too much of a good thing? Even a healthy granola bar will turn calorically evil if you chew on too many in one day.
But never mind what you ate. What about the bad foods you DIDN’T eat? It’s time to give yourself some credit for the crappy foods within chewing distance that you never let enter your food trap.
Reverse Food Journaling is logging the uneaten.
Take my greedy azz for example. I recently desired the tastiness of some Shrimp Alfredo at the restaurant. But at the last minute I traded in the Alfredo for a lighter sauce I asked the waiter to recommend.
So there you have it: Alfredo Sauce goes on the Reverse Food Journal for the sh!tty food I had the power to say “no” to.
When you purpose to reverse journal with foods that you turned down, like I did right here awhile back, you’ll be motivated to get things on the list. And when you gaze at this journal of crappy foods, you’ll actually pat yourself on the back real proud.
Go on and Reverse Food Journal for a day. It’s easy to freak out and judge yourself terrible when your food log says you ate the wrong foods. But why not give yourself some credit for food those tempting foods that went uneaten?