Fit & Lean Lesson 14: Baselining your diet - Diligent Fitness

Fit & Lean Lesson 14: Baselining your diet

Last time we looked at what constituted good nutrition, and covered the 7 habits of good nutrition.

In today’s lesson I want to get an idea of where you’re at now relative to the guidelines provided.

Step 1: Record what you eat

Before we dig too deep into changing what you eat let’s take a look at what you’re having now.

So for today’s challenge I want you to record everything you eat today. Whether it fits with the 7 habits provided yesteday or not.

Why record what you eat?

Recording what you eat makes it clear where things are going well and where they could improve.

It also gives us an insight into what level you’re at nutritionally. So we can tailor recommendations in a way that will have the biggest impact on your results.

4 ways you can record what you eat:

  • Write down everything you eat with pen and paper.
  • Make a note on your phone’s notepad app
  • Take a picture of everything before you eat/drink it
  • Record it in an app like MyFitnessPal

How you decide to record what you eat is totally up to you. The only recommedations I’ll make are:

1. Record everything

2. Record it as soon as you’ve consumed it

3. Include what time you ate it

4. Include portion size/how much you had

We’ve found that going back through and trying to recall everything you had at the end of the day doesn’t work so well. So best to record things as you go along.

Once you’ve got one full day of food and drink send a copy over to and we’ll review.**

What’s up next

Next lesson we’re going to look at implementing Habit 1 of the Fit & Lean: Plan tomorrow’s meals today.

**Some people find it helpful to continue keeping a record of what they eat and drink throughout the programme. It’s not essential but if you think it’ll help you then go for it!