I completely agree. At the end of last year I got "fed up" (heh, pun) of tracking and measuring and decided to just try to practice portion control without all the other stuff. Well, I slowly gained back a few pounds, because I wasn't accountable to myself, and just like before I was adding hundreds of calories throughout the day that I felt at the time were "no big deal". Of course, those add up.
I started tracking again and of course I started losing again - it works!
6/24/13 2:28 P
I have found that I am much more accountable to myself when I tack the food I eat. I have scales and do weigh almost everything I put in my mouth, and am very pleased to most of the foods on the nutrition tracker are listed so that it is easy to track exactly what is eaten. If I eyeball what I am eating, I am sure there are times when I totally underestimate the amounts. With a scale it is impossible to misjudge. I do lose weight when I keep track of everything.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.