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Chiropractic Tip: Lose More Weight with a Food Diary

By Sandy Schroeder

If you are more than ready to shed a few extra pounds before summer, discovering chiropractic and keeping a daily food journal may be the winning combination.

Harvard Health says keeping a food diary may be the breakthrough that really gets results. You can see what you are actually eating, both good and bad, and you can identify reoccurring patterns.

I did a food diary a while ago and lost 15 pounds in the process. I discovered writing everything down made me accountable for what I was actually doing. When I did not keep the diary, it was all too easy to slide in a few extra cookies, or an extra glass of wine. Taking the trouble to list each item made me think about the choices I was making and how many calories I was adding each day.

One research study of 1,700 people showed those who kept food diaries lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records.

How Chiropractic Can Help

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you staffs dedicated doctors of chiropractic who are well equipped to help you pinpoint health, wellness and fitness issues.

Bring your questions about weight and be ready to learn how improved spinal health can play out to upgrade your overall health. The spine keeps us moving through the day, and the central nervous system encased inside handles all of the body's brain-to-body communication. 

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease your aches and pains and provide more relaxation, better sleep and improved digestion. As you evaluate the benefits, a weekly 15-minute spinal adjustment may be the perfect staging area to pursue your weight loss goals too.

Starting with the food diary, you and your chiropractor may also line up more approaches.

  • Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes every day
  • Eat more whole foods and less cookies, chips and donuts
  • Hold alcohol down to one glass a day
  • Find more healthy recipes based around lean meats, poultry, fish, fruits and veggies
  • Do more sit down home cooked meals and less takeout
  • Find new ways to let go of stress
  • Never wait until you are starved to eat
  • Reward weight losses with new shoes, hats or jewelry
  • Eat with family and friends
  • Avoid eating in front of the TV or computer

When you are ready to upgrade your life, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out more about the affordable personal healthcare packages and plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. No appointments are needed, and weekend and evening hours are available.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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