If you don't know what your eating you won't know how much your consuming. Journaling helps to keep me honest and mindful of what and how much I'm eating. It also helps me to make better choices as well. Anything over allotted amount is emotional eating and no amount of food will take care of that. Some other kind of action is needed.
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I do use a journal to write my day to day activities down, my feelings, my food, my drink, etc. Everything! Sometimes it's hard to find a support buddy so to me my journal is my support and reassurance because I love looking back at the figures and seeing that I still haven't given up!
I feel that the most important part of my diet is.......
Keeping a food journal!!
I started my diet in 2/09 with WW and have lost 33 lbs since then. It may not seem like much, but I can't do much physical exercise due to various arthritic and nerve damage. The food journal is what keeps me going. When I don't track, I don't lose. It makes me aware of what I put in my mouth.
I have a journal that I write three positive steps that I took that day towards a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes, it's the only thing that I write in the journal, sometimes I write more. But if I'm ever feeling down or need a reminder on how far I have come, I can look at that journal.
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