If you had told me a year ago that I would be taking a picture of my food every day, I would have laughed at you. It would have sounded like the most pointless, narcissistic thing to do. But here I am, a year later, with 365 pictures of my food on my phone. And you know what? It was actually really interesting and fun.
I started this experiment because I wanted to be more mindful of what I was eating. I am lucky enough to have a pretty good metabolism, so I don’t have to worry too much about my weight. But I still wanted to be more aware of what I was putting into my body and make sure I was getting enough variety.
Taking a picture of my food every day made me slow down and really think about what I was eating. It also made me more aware of portion sizes and how different foods made me feel.
I quickly realized that I was eating a lot of processed food and not enough fruits and vegetables. I also realized that I was eating out way too much. This was a bit of a shock, because I considered myself to be a pretty healthy eater.
But after seeing my meals laid out in front of me every day, it was impossible to deny that I needed to make some changes.
So, over the course of the year, I gradually started eating more whole foods and cooking more meals at home. I also started paying attention to how different foods made me feel.
I realized that I felt the best when I ate mostly plants, with a little bit of lean protein and healthy fats. I also found that I didn’t need to eat as much as I thought I did. I was used to eating huge portions, but I didn’t need all that food to feel satisfied.
Overall, this experiment was a great way to become more aware of my eating habits and to make some changes for the better. If you’re thinking of doing something similar, I say go for it! It’s a fun and interesting way to learn more about yourself and your relationship with food.