Clique Clinic recognises that a balanced diet and nutritious food intake are essential contributors to a healthy, productive you.
We all know the basics: do not overeat, up your fibre games, drinks lots of water. But what you may not know is that the effect and efficacy of your dietary decisions could largely influence your body shape.
Therefore, meal surveillance is a great tool to help you monitor societal, cultural and individual factors that largely influence your knowledge, attitudes and practices towards managing your diet.
What are the benefits of Meal Surveillance?
1. Provides a “Snapshot” of Current Food Choices You Are Eating
Keeping track of what you eat can help you become aware of your food choices and eating behaviour. By assessing the overall quality of the diet, you can celebrate your successes and make a plan to change any problematic areas.
2. Offers Accountability
Keeping track of what you eat inherently creates a sense of accountability, The certified nutritionist or other health professional is reviewing the daily food consumption, thus develop a sense of personal accountability and increase awareness and knowledge of choosing the right food. The food diary provides the nutritionist an opportunity to praise and encourage you during this lifestyle changing process. It also guides us in providing helpful feedback to you.
3. Helps you Discover and Adjust
Self-monitoring of eating allows you to discover the sources of food you are consuming. Based on this information, you can make adjustments as needed.
Best Tips withyour Meal Surveillance Programme
● Be Honest, Accurate, and Complete
Be honest, accurate, and complete so you are aware of your eating behaviours. This allows you to clearly see what is going well and to identify areas for improvement.
● Keep Track In Real Time
Waiting until the end of the day to complete a food diary provides a lot of room for error, so it is important that you “write as you go”. With the propel meal planning, you will be aware of what food type and portion you have consumed at any given time during the day, assists you in staying on track, and helps prevent overeating.
● Choose a Method That Works For You
There are many different methods for meal surveillance. Some might prefer to keep track using a mobile app or website, but paper and pen works just as well. It is important that you keep track using a method that works best for you!
In conclusion, meal surveillance will help you reach and maintain the ideal weight and healthy eating goals. This is the best tool to help you succeed in this lifestyle changing process!
Our certified nutritionist is professionally trained and experienced to guide you with the knowledge, assist you with support by making healthy lifestyle changes.