Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Tracking what I eat in a food journal that can be bought at any grocery or stationary store has been the number 1 reason for my weight loss and maintaining my weight loss over the past 4 years. It may take some time to get used to doing but it's so very important. It's more than just writing down what you eat on a daily basis. A lot of time before I eat anything I know that I'm going to have to write it down and then I think twice if I really want to eat that certain food or meal and track it. This is a very useful tool to use when I may be struggling because I can look back on what I have been eating and compare it to what I have ate in the past when I was doing good and dropping weight. When I don't track what I eat I tend to just eat whatever I want at the moment because I don't have to write anything down. What tracking does for me is to keep my self accountable for everything that I put in my mouth. So if your struggling or need to get over a plateau that your experiencing then try this out which I'm sure will help greatly. I also write down how much exercise I do daily in the tracker which is also a great incentive for me to get out and exercise. So as the title of this blog states I only track on days that I want to lose weight or maintain my weight loss which is everyday!! I hope that everyone is having a very healthy week so far...
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  • KEVIN1031
    Yea I'm gone at work all day so getting my meals ready for the next day and having them tracked the night before makes it a lot easier.
    3392 days ago
    i totally agree, the only way i can lose weight is to track what i eat. i also do the pre-eat logging like you do, it really makes you THINK about your food choices.
    3392 days ago
  • KEVIN1031
    Yes I hear obese people say that they don't eat that much quite a bit. Then once they say what they have ate for the day it's a lot of food, most of which is unhealthy. I did the same exact thing as well.
    3392 days ago
    Good point! I agree, tracking calories is essential for serious weight loss. Sometimes the only thing that keeps me from diving into ice cream is that I would have to track it and would have regrets about eating it, so I make a better choice. How many times do you hear an obese person say that they don't eat that much? They have no idea until they start tracking it. I know, I was there too!
    3392 days ago
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