Tracking your food can be an eye opening experience. If you're not tracking then you're guessing in the dark. Food diaries will help calculate your way to success, motivate you, keep you focused and allow you to analyse how your meal plans are working for you.
Permanente's Center for Health Research conducted a study of nearly 1,700 participants shows that keeping a food diary can double a person's weight loss. "The study found that the best predictors of weight loss were how frequently food diaries were kept and how many support sessions the participants attended. Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records".
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I used to track my food using pen and paper which worked well but it was a task to understand the details of my macros and that paper kept on going missing. My wife likes to wash my trackie bottoms with the paper in the pockets. She has me converted to using myfitnesspal app which gives me a really cool fast guide to understanding how much protein, carbs and fats I consume. It allows me to calorie count, workout my nutrients, track my workouts, set goals and more. I'm hooked on this app. It's so easy to use and full of juicy useful simple to read detail.
A BUDDING FITNESS PROFESSIONAL, ASPIRING MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AND PASSIONATE PROBLEM SOLVER