I started just writing everything I ate down with no changes - then when I saw how much I was really eating, I realized how quickly everything adds up and I was able to start making small changes to how I was eating without feeling like I was starving myself.
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Being honest and writing everything down helps me stay on track. When I stop writing small amounts, the calories add up and the pounds do too.
Writing everything also allows me to track cravings and trends. This helps me prepare for the next "cycle" of them. If I am expecting them, I can adjust early, thus saving myself headaches and guilt.
I plan my daily meals in the morning. I write everything down and log in and once that is done I leave it alone and follow that plan. It is such a pain to go back and change things or remove items. Once it is down it is final. That is what works for me.
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