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If You Bite It, You Write It!

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If you bite it, you write it! So simple. More important than staying within calorie range. Log everything you eat. Eventually you will start staying within the recommended range and you will lose weight.
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  • OH SO TRUE TO WRITE DOWN EVERY B L T'S. IT'S THE TASTES THAT GET ME IN TROUBLE AND THEN DON'T WRITE THEM DOWN. emoticon emoticon TO " DO" - by OH2BHEALTHY5
  • All those bites, licks and tastes can really add up! - by RISSASPIECES
  • This was the toughest thing to do for me. So many hidden calories were in what I was not writing down. And I was wondering why I was not losing weight. - by KATTANNER7
  • I'm still working on this. The hardest part is figuring out how to account for homemade things and eating away from home. I have an idea my "guesses" are underestimates! - by POLARBEARSCAT
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    duh? right? I don't track everything because I am not always near my computer, but I could jot it down and enter later! Why or why didn't I think of that emoticon
    Besides, if I don't even want to write it down, then I probably shouldn't be eating it!!

    Thanks! - by JLOVE23
  • Still in the learning stage of this; but am trying to track everything; and recently successfully talked myself out of stopping at a fast food restaurant because of knowing I would have to write it down later. I adds some accountability to my actions. Still trying to learn how to calculate homemade things; so much of what I eat is not in the food lists. But I make my best guess, and figure that something is better than nothing. - by PAULA777
  • AGINGGRACEFULLY
    It is amazing how being committed to writing down whatever passes your lips can actually change what goes in! Even if I have told myself that I have no restrictions, I find myself making different choices at times because I do not want to admit on paper that I ate/drank that much or that often. What crazy games we play with ourselves! I appreciate the calculations that SparkPeople do to help me keep track of my intake! - by AGINGGRACEFULLY
  • SUELEE5
    This was the hardest thing for me to do. - by SUELEE5
  • CAWESTY
    Great, simple advice!~ - by CAWESTY

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