If you really want to lose weight you have to keep a food log. This is probably the number one reason people don’t succeed in losing weight. And even after you lose, you want to continue to keep the log just to maintain your weight. It’s not that writing down all your calories makes you lose weight, but it’s the way to find the mistakes and correct them before they turn into a big problem.
Because we can put APPS for anything we want on our smartphones, keeping a food log is easier than ever. I use MyFitnessPal or you could try UnderArmour. In fact, there are dozens of APPS to help weight loss and most are free.
If you don’t have a smartphone you can download food logs on several different websites. But if you still are not into technology but are trying to lose weight, you can keep a log for calorie intake and one for your exercise by using a journal book and logging everything you do every day.
Keeping a log really works, just don’t cheat. Write down everything. I found it easier to keep track by making menus in advanced use them for shopping and if I stick to the menu when I make my meals than I know what I have to log in the journal.
By planning your meals before you shop you can save money or use that same money to buy high-quality foods to help you lose weight.
Most of us spend too much money on snacks and drinks. If you stick to real food, fresh produce, fresh meat in moderation (once a month), poultry, fish, and whole grain, olive oil, and nuts you will consume very little animal fat. I know this might sound crazy but while your losing weight don’t eat dairy. It has animal fat and you want to try and avoid animal fat with one exception, Greek yogurt. You can have low-fat Greek yogurt.
This is a diet low in fat, the object is if you don’t eat fat the body will burn your stored fat. It worked for me.
I write about losing weight, how to lose weight, what foods to eat when you’re trying to lose weight and exercise that will help you lose weight. I wrote an ebook that will give you all the info in one read. It’s a how-to book that also tells you about the mistakes I made and how to avoid them.