Whether you want to lose weight, improve your overall wellness, or learn more about nutrition, food logging is for you.
Food logging is simply inputting everything you eat and drink throughout the day into the Lark app.
Logging can help you understand your eating habits and patterns, and help you identify the foods — good and not-so-good — you eat on a regular basis. This can make it easier for your digital Lark coach to identify habits that might need adjusting.
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You can log your food in the Lark app by:
- On the Food tab, tapping a meal type indicator for the day they wish to log food.
- On the Food tab, tapping the plus (+) icon to enter food for the current day and then tapping a meal type.
- In Lark Chat, tapping the plus (+) icon, then Add data, meal, and then a meal type.
After you log your food, your logged entry will appear in the chat. Your Lark coach provides feedback, healthier food alternatives, advice, and a nutritional badge that scores your food choice.
- Green badge—The food choice has high nutritional value. It is a healthy choice!
- Yellow badge—The food is slightly lower or higher in nutrients than recommended.
- Red badge—The food choice is low in nutritional value.
Note: You may need to refresh the Food tab after logging your meal for the badge icon to appear.
The goal is to get as many green badges as you can, but don’t get caught up with perfection. Food logging is about learning and exploring your eating habits. Every little adjustment counts!
Consistency is key
Most experts agree that the secret to successful food logging is accuracy and consistency. The more you log your food, the more you learn, and the more feedback and tips you receive.
Tracking everything you eat and drink can feel overwhelming at first. Take it one meal at a time and think about the benefits.
Here are some tips to help you make food logging part of your daily routine:
- Write down the food or beverage as soon as you consume it. Remember that your Lark coach is available 24/7, so there’s no need to delay.
- If you can’t find the exact match for a particular food or drink, get as close as you can. A rough estimate is better than nothing!
- Be honest with yourself. Log everything you consume, even if you know it wasn’t the healthiest option.
- Start slow and build up to logging 3-5 times per week. Feel free to log more once you get the hang of it.