It is not only woman that needs attention, your body does too.
It has been around several weeks since I regularly record my daily calorie intake in my not-so-smart phone. The purpose? Basically I just want to discipline myself on my dietary as well as to maintain my body weight. It is fun actually either to know how much calorie you eat for each meals, or to get insight about the amount of nutrition that you have gathered for one whole day. For me, it is just like to have a side mission that you need to accomplish everyday, in every food & beverage which you consume.
For your information, I use myfitnesspal apps to do the record. Well, I didn't mean to do any kind of advertising here but although the data may not be 100% accurate, this free application has done the job very well. For sure there is any other application that you may use as well depends on what you need.
Long story short, just yesterday, I bumped myself when I exceeded the daily amount's limit of calorie & some nutritions. The excess is quite signifficant and it did surprise me a bit since *ehem*, I always meet my daily goals before.
*some meals are better to be sensored ;)
Exceeding 1k of calories is a lot, considering as well for the excess of fat + saturated fat & cholesterol which are not presented on above figure. You may just said, "Cmon, it is only 1k of calories and again, for 1 day only."
But another thing that surprised me is Because I never realize if I really consume that huge amount of calories in my snacks. I totally have no idea if such snacks have that enormous calories. It is just like.. a snack.. a beverage..
And okay, it may only happen for one day because I recorded it so I knew it happens. Then how if I didn't record it? How if I don't know about this and keep repeating it for let's say 4 days in a week - during one year - or maybe for the rest of my life. Because we love to have snacks right?
You are indeed what you eat and if I let this happen continually without any effort to control it - as I previously always do before I regularly make this kind of record - then I just simply kill my own self slowly, so slow until the effect will start to hit the surface for the first time maybe at the age of thirties? Then continue on until the malady grows bigger (and fatter..) on the age of forties maybe? And finally it will beg for our attention (and usually they will succeed) once we hit fifties. Just name any illness that you know and you will find out that the majority of those are caused by what you think and what you eat.
Ah, but don't worry mate, I have signed for life insurance :)