The secret to healthy weight-loss might be as easy as keeping a food journal and they take less than fifteen minutes a day to complete! The more often you log what you eat, the more likely you are to lose weight. If you’re trying to lose weight, the first step is being aware of what you’re eating and food journals can help you do just that. Continue reading to learn ways to stick with a food journal.
Make It Accessible
Your food journal should be available to you at all times, so be sure to keep it somewhere close by. There are also tons of apps that make it super convenient to long in your daily intake and to track your calories. If you’re running low on time, try snapping a picture of your meal so you can log it later.
Log Food Before You Eat It
Not only is it easier to log food before you eat it, it will also make you more mindful of what you are consuming. If it’s midday and you only have 500 calories left in your 200 calorie diet and you still need to account for dinner, you’ll know to eat a lighter dinner.
Goals can include your goal weight, eating more fruits and vegetables, or hitting the gym three times a week. When you write down your goals, you’re more likely to actually follow through with them. Each week reaccess your goals to see if you managed to reach them.