Embarrassment And Assumption That Only Silly People Do All This!

Lovely reader,

Welcome to part 2. To refresh your memory, we are looking into Leela’s story and discussing tracking, all month long.

This habit of tracking is by far the most useful habit one can develop if you’re looking to get results of some significance. If you want to get better at saving money, you must track your spending. If you’re looking to improve your running speed, you must monitor your practice runs. You get the point, right!

Even though you may be nodding your head in agreement with me on all that I’m saying, it doesn’t mean you’d willingly do it if you need to. And this is what I want to talk about today, {!firstname_fix}.

What the hell ya G – this is so silly!

This is a standard response when I ask people to write down everything they are putting in their mouths. And in Leela’s case, the ask was even more significant – we had to get crystal clear about what foods she had access to in her kitchen because her results did not match her report of what she was eating.

For example, you may reluctantly say ‘I had bread’ – and I’ll need so much more information than just this – such as,

‘did you eat it with jam?’

‘what does the jam contain?’

‘how many slices of bread and how much jam?’

It isn’t very comfortable for many women to see it for themselves in detail, all that they are eating. So, they shut down and deliberately turn a blind eye to this side of things.

Did you know this about Japanese train drivers and conductors?

I had to share many examples of tracking and how it is used the world over – by regular, fully-functional smart adults – so that Leela would feel comforted and stop feeling small.

 For over 100 years, Japanese train drivers and conductors have been using a specific type of tracking method called pointing and calling.

If they have to make sure the railway platform is clear, for example, the conductor will look to his right, point his hand to the right, turn and look to his left, point his hand to the left and say okay. The procedure is the same. Whether it is to turn a switch on or off, stop or take off to a signal and every other possible move.

Does it all look and feel silly? Well, perhaps it does to some people. But what truly matters is that it cuts down the risk of errors by a whopping 88 percent! Now, what do you think?

Now, every reader, every client that comes to me, sees me as straight speaking and compassionate. So, every blog post is written in the same vein., with a clear intention to make you aware.

Here’s a list of things in Leela’s pantry that had failed to make it to the list. She had genuinely believed that these “once-in-a-way” items did not matter at all. Any coconut oil, millet, or bitter gourd is, by default, she believed to be “healthy.” Take a look!

jam – 3 varieties

marmalade – 1

chundha – 2 varieties
amla morabba
sesame oil – for idli dose
sunflower oil – for tadka
groundnut oil – for mixed rice
coconut oil – for good fat
mango pickle
lemon pickle
avakai pickle
mango garlic pickle
lemon ginger pickle
gongura pickle
amla pickle
tomato pickle
coriander thokku
tamarind thokku
sesame chutney powder
curry leaf chutney powder
molagai podi
groundnut chutney powder
rava idli mix
ragi dosa mix
sev mixture
diet chakli (made with coconut oil = “good fat” therefore the “diet” tag)
diet muruku (same as above)
pav bhaji masala
dhabeli masala
biscuits for tea
cream biscuits to snack
digestive biscuits
condensed milk
millet thattai
bitter gourd chips


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