Lean Mode, Color Code Not Your Usual Food Diary (Paperback)
From Jennifer and Alexis Luhrs, creators of the popular Streaming Colors Fitness Journal "healthy habit-forming calendar" (since 2004), comes the new Lean Mode, Color Code Not Your Usual Food Diary, with PowerCircles and FoodDots you color in and connect on each full page devoted to recording daily diet and exercise details. Studies show people who keep a food diary every day during their weight loss effort can lose twice as much weight as people who don't journal. Food diaries are a proven but underutilized weight loss tool to help you focus on small daily choices. Now the ColorCode Mode team reinvents the humble food diary to be quick, easy, and fun to use. As with all of the ColorCode Mode Journals, the main idea is to color in the good things you do each day, such as eating more veggies, exercising, drinking more water, or having a junk-food-free day. Color reminds, rewards and motivates you to practice a healthy action long enough for it to become a habit you hardly have to think about (like taking a shower in the morning.) Healthy habits feel comfortable and normal unlike torturous diets and exercise regimens you can t wait to quit and are the key to better fitness and a healthier lifestyle Jot down what you eat on each daily page, and then grab your highlighters. Next to each food entry is a FoodDot to color in if you consider that food item or meal to be healthy. Not seeing a lot of color on your page can give you insight into which eating habits you need to change. Can you connect-the-FoodDots on each daily page by making healthful food choices all day long? A Color Code and Goals page at the beginning of every week gives you the option of setting small, achievable daily goals that you will color into your PowerCircles each day as you meet them. Track such things as a daily calorie goal, exercise goal, your water intake, healthful food items you've added, or a day free of the unhealthy food item you think you can't live without. Keep it simple or add detail and more challenging goals and weekly tabulations as you progress through seven 4Week Bubbles (28 days each) for a full half year of journaling. UNDATED. Add your own dates and start at any time. Completely customizable to fit your habits, goals, program, pace of change and involvement, and style and level of journaling. Since consistency is the key to success, there are places to track your continuous weeks of journaling. Because the main concept is for you to add your own color (and notice when you haven't ) this food diary features all black-and-white (and gray) graphics for you to color in throughout its perfect-bound 270 pages. (Laminated paperback cover is full color, 7.50 inches wide x 9.25 inches high.) In addition to 196 daily tracking pages, there's helpful info on getting started, plus handy Quick Look-Up Charts.The daily page design adapts to your preferences for tracking, including columns for entering what you ate, when/where, quantity, calories, fat, carbs, fiber, and protein, plus one blank column. Lean Mode rewards you every step of the way. Coloring in and connecting your FoodDots and PowerCircles each day is an immediate reward for making positive choices. Set optional goals each week and tally them up in your Weekly Tabs and 4Week Bubbles; then reward yourself for meeting them. Of course the main reward is the creation of healthier habits Lack of color in your FoodDots or PowerCircles is a reminder and motivator to get back on track, and/or set more realistic goals. Over time, a build-up of color is a reminder of your ability to improve. Every completed journal is a unique mosaic of your half year of building healthier habits.