When you are planning your next meal, try logging it first. It will let you see exactly how many calories and nutrients you are about to eat, and how it will impact your ability to reach your goals for that day. If you don't like what you see, you still have time to adjust!
This helps when I know I'll be eating out at a specific restaurant. Many restaurants have menus online, so I look at the options and pick one that works best with my goals.
Sometimes I log more than one choice just to compare them on SparkPeople. Then I delete any that I don't wind up eating.
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If you have the chance to log your meal or snack right away while you are eating or or directly after, you won't have to try to remember what you ate throughout the day and this way, you are less likely going to forget what you ate when its time to log it in.
When I am out and away from my computer, I carry a small pad and pen and write down everything I eat at the time so when I get to a computer I can just pull out the list instead of trying to remember!
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