Published August 31, 2008

A Food Journal is Key to Weight Loss Success

by Helen M. Ryan

What Do You Really Put in Your Mouth?

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Recording what you actually eat vs. what you think you eat can be a valuable tool in the struggle with weight loss.

It’s a common phrase among people who start writing down what they eat: “No wonder I’m not losing weight.”

They discover they may not be eating enough. They discover they may be eating too much. They discover they are just eating the wrong things.
How do you stack up? Do you know if you are eating the right amounts and types? Knowledge is power, and in this case it’s a simple fix: start keeping a food journal.

It may seem boring and it may feel tedious, but keeping a record of what you eat can make the difference between weight loss failure or success.
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