Of all the things that you do to lose weight, start by keeping a food journal before anything else. This daily dose of scribbling down what you’ve eaten, how much you’ve eaten, and when you’ve eaten, can give you the reality check that you need at the end of the day. Better still, it helps you keep off the pounds in the long run too.
The key to keeping an account of what you’ve eaten is in the details. You can’t just write down that you had a sandwich; your entry should look something like this: 1 chicken salad sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mayo on whole wheat toast.
You can amp up the results by using a calorie counter to note your intake. Studies suggest that this will help you make better food choices, evaluate your ups and downs in the day, and also help you understand which foods suit your body and digestive system the best.
A lot of new-age calorie counting apps can make this process a breeze. But, if you’re not that tech savvy, just go old school and keep a food journal instead.