I favor the Nutritional and Fitness journals on SparkPeople.com but I also find when I carry a small notebook where I can make notes of each food I have eaten throughout the day, I tend to be much more successful. It is like a nice reward, to be able to write in your fitness minutes in a small personal journal, as soon as you get finished. This is part of being accurate, and it makes recording calories on the nutritional tracker quicker when you do not have time to record till later in the day
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Most keep a food or a fitness journal, but you should also keep a Compliment Journal. Anytime someone compliments you, write it down! Even when you don't notice your weight loss, someone does. When you are having a bad day, go read those compliments and perk right up.
I have a 3-sectioned notebook for fitness, nutrition and my copmpliments, but any notebook would work.
I detest calorie counting, writing down and looking up calories, measuring even with the wonderful apps and calculators out there. So, as I start a "Biggest Loser" program at work I decided to take a baby step and instead of figuring out calories, I committed to just writing down everything that goes in my mouth. It is easier than I thought. After just three days of doing that, I lost 1.5 lbs.Next step in a week or two I will do portions and calories. I'm a female age 58 with 35 lbs. to loose.
I have a small spiral notebook to log my food.
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