The Strategy of Monitoring to Improve Your Eating Habits


The Strategy of Monitoring to Improve Your Eating Habits – 015


In this episode 015, we get started on our new challenge for October which has to do with habits associated with food and drink.  We discuss how we are using an app on our phones to take advantage of the strategy of monitoring to hopefully make an improvement in what we are consuming each day.  We also talk about our reaction to something being forbidden and then you’ll hear that Peggyis diggin’ something cooking related this week while Jenny is into SNL.  Our win and learn segment features body related topics for both of us!


Tune in and Listen Below



What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)


1:57: We dig into the October challenge and let you know what’s involved and how to play along.  We also give you some great tips on how to use the app MyFitnessPal which will be helpful in your monitoring efforts

5:26:  A quick Listener shout out!

6:11: Book Report:  We have an exciting announcement about this month’s book and a related interview that you’ll get to hear in a couple of weeks!

7:24: Who Are You Anyway?  Today’s question is:   If something is forbidden, do you want it more or less?

10:01: What Are You Diggin’ Lately?  I’m diggin’ the Insant Pot and Jenny is diggin’ a TV show Saturday Night Live!

17:04: You Win or You Learn: We both have a body related topic for this segment this week.  You’ll also, like it or not, be introduced to something called Prancercise here 🙂

20:37: We wrap it up for this week and encourage you to grab the MyFitnessPal app and play along with us as we use it to monitor our food and drink habits this month.

It’s not too late to join us in the Facebook group for some accountability for your workouts through the month October.  I’m going to do my best to keep posting mine there!


Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:


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Facebook Group: Share your workouts here!!

App: MyFitnessPal

Book: Heavy Brain by Tommy Caldwell

Instant Pot

TV Show: Saturday Night Live

Jenny’s obsession (now under control):

Prancercise.  Wow!  I’ve given you a taste with this gif below but the full video is definitely worth a watch.  It’s hilarious and awesome and I think that Jenny will really benefit from making this her ‘soulmate’ workout.




Key Quotes:


Remember that the strategy of monitoring does 2 things for us:

1) You’ll get some solid objective data about what you are doing (as long as you are honest with yourself and the app.
2) Just by doing the act of monitoring, just by taking a close look at what you are doing….you are likely to see improvements which is great!



Share your thoughts… We’d love to hear from you!


What was your biggest takeaway or insight from this episode? Are you going to  monitor your food and drink intake along with us?  Let us know!  Come and say ‘Hi’ on the socials using #theimprovementproject.  I’m on Instagram and Twitter and Jenny is on Twitter

We also have a Facebook group. Come over and ask to be added to the group to join in on the habits conversation! This month and next month too, I’ll be posting my daily workouts here and I’d love to see yours too!

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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to John and mom to fur baby Calvin the fat orange cat.  Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

Join them weekly to explore how to create healthy habits that stick on the journey to becoming better humans!



Until next time,


Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

Thank you so much for listening.

Big Love,

Peggy and Jenny