Keeping a Diet Journal, not as Hard as You Think

diet journal One of the key success factors that weight loss experts tout is keeping a diet journal. This fact is backed up by decades of research including a significant finding in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine showing that dieters that track what they eat lose twice as much weight as those who don’t. Why is it effective? Because it helps one get a handle on what a normal serving size is, facilitates with understanding whether too much or not enough calories are being consumed, provides accountability, ensures fundamental nutrition, and identifies emotional or environmental barriers involved in making better food choices. You are probably thinking… “How can anyone with a life find time to do this?” Fortunately, systems such as Weight Watchers, the Exchange System, and the Food Guide Pyramid have been developed for meal planning so that one can quickly estimate their calorie consumption while providing a framework for meeting nutritional needs. For more information on meal planning visit my website at

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One Response to Keeping a Diet Journal, not as Hard as You Think

  1. Anonymous says:

    Found a free online diet journal that makes it easy to log and easy to keep online. Calories, carbs, protein, fat, etc. can all be logged. Plus, it gives you a letter grade by food, meal and day!br / http://caloriecount.about.combr /Thanks for the inspiration.

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