TIME TO PUT YOUR WINDOW TO EATING TUTORIAL INTO ACTION!
1. Read the guide
2. Download Your Tracker
3. Take the survey
Make sure you read through your guide and understand what an "eating window" is. To clarify, it is the number of hours you are actively eating your food. When the window is closed, you are done eating for the day!
For example: I eat my first meal at 10 a.m. and my last meal by 8 p.m. My eating window is 10 hours. My window is closed for 14 hours.
THE MAXIMUM GOAL YOU WANT TO AIM FOR IS AN 8 HOUR OPEN WINDOW, 16 HOUR CLOSED WINDOW.
But hey, remember, we are all different. Set your own goal and work towards it! Work towards a 10 or 12 hour open window then progress to 8. Take this at your own pace.
Here is a free worksheet you can download and print to keep track of your progress.
Window to Eating Tracker (PDF)
Take your goal setting further by purchasing a diary or composition notebook. Record your meal times, how you feel, and any ideas or questions.
Write down what your current eating habits are and what you want them to be. Putting it to paper really makes you think, you could be eating a lot more (or a lot less) than you think.
Remember to fill out your survey. This is important for you to reflect on your eating habits.
There is no counting calories while making the transition to your window, but it is always nice to have an idea of how much you should be eating. Just plug in your current weight and voila! There's your recommended calorie range!
Calorie Calculation Worksheet (Excel File)
Let's get started!