If you not keeping track of what you eat, how do you expect to lose weight?
Recent studies suggest that regularly writing down everything we consume in a food journal can help us lose double the weight!
Isn't that what you really want?
Lose Weight FASTER!
The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics followed overweight-to-obese women for 12 months, and instructed them to write down their food intake in a food journal, and found that those who maintained their food journal saw a greater percent of weight loss.
Yes, it takes time to fill out a food journal, but it can be vital for self-assessment and monitoring.
Successful weight loss requires commitment to the end goal. Commitment involves persistence and consistency. Your weight loss journey will only be as successful as the effort that you put into it.
Each time you put something in your mouth, write it down.
- Food type: Record whether it is a protein, carbohydrate or fat.
- Portion Size: How much did you really eat compared to what the portion size is, per the label.
- Nutrients: You need to know what’s inside the foods you eat so you can be aware of how your diet affects your weight loss.
- Time: Recording the time of the meal helps you to gauge not only when you eat, but how much time lapses between meals. This is the key to regulating your metabolism.
Starting out simple will help you develop the habit at first.
When you become comfortable recording what you eat & when, that's when you decide to expand on the details.
Don't over do it in the beginning. This will only result in you becoming discourage and quitting.
Don't forget to review your day & week to determine what you need to do in the future.