Right up there along with all food/weightloss related adages, we should add “Record what you eat”. Why you ask? Because experts have found over and over that keeping a daily food journal** helps people lose twice as much weight than those who do not record **what they eat on a daily basis.
According to ParentDish.com:
Food journaling is definitely a commitment. But not only does it help keep track of the number of Hershey's Kisses calories you've eaten in a day, it's also a valuable learning tool when it comes to portion sizes. I can convince myself that that second scoop of ice cream only adds a few extra calories to the bowl, but once I write it down, it's all there in black-and-white.
Want to try food journaling? You can make your own journal, use an online calorie tracking site like FitDay, or buy a preprinted journal - whatever suits your needs.
In addition to what the author has to say, here’s some more benefits of food journals which will help keep your diet** **on the right track:
• If you are trying to** get rid of the weight that you gained after giving birth, a food journal allows you to monitor **your caloric intake.
• A food journal ‘encourages’** **you to improve your food choices.
• It leads to a healthier lifestyle.
• It’s a great visual representation to illustrate whether you are having a representative of all the food groups, and allows you to develop a healthy eating habit.
• It controls the urge to have unnecessary cravings.
Lastly, a food journal is the best way to track** **your weight loss progress and meet your weight loss goals.