A recent study of 1,685 overweight and obese adults showed the more days a week they kept a food journal, the more weight they lost.
You can gain valuable insight into your eating habits, where your calories are coming from, and why you may not be losing weight.
If you know you have to record what you eat, you may decide against that big piece of cake or other temptation.
You can look back at your food journal to see positive changes over time which can help you stay motivated.
Your food journal is a great tool to show a nutrition, health or fitness professional for ideas and suggestions.Source: Hollis, Jack F., et al. Weight Loss During the Intensive Intervention Phase of the Weight-Loss Maintenance Trial. Am. J. Preventive Medicine. Aug 2008: vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 118 – 126.
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