Here I’m sharing five food and fitness things diet culture tells us to track and reasons why we generally SHOULDN’T track them. Tracking health-related items can be a useful tool/resource. But what to track? And what to use the gathered information for?
I spent way too long tracking way too many things. For those of you who have also struggled with disordered eating, I’m sure you can relate. I tried to manipulate my body, food intake, and exercise regimen to fit “ideal” numbers. Needless to say, it didn’t make me a healthier person. It did succeed, however, in disconnecting me from my body, making me feel stressed all the time, and always having something to feel guilty about.
To help myself know how and what to track, I like to run the trackable item through these two filters: