I can already feel CC groaning and rolling her eyes at me and my post. She thinks I have an eating disorder.
Do any of you out there keep a diet journal? Or heard of one? Apparently keeping track of everything you eat helps you lose weight much faster? I'm not sure but my sister told me. I started one to help me maintain my weight and improve my eating habits. I eat small meals but tend to snack a lot in between so I end up eating a lot of calories per day; most of them consisting of empty calories coming from junk food. So I end up gaining weight easily.
I've been doing it for about 10 days. And I definitely noticed a difference in my eating habits. Knowing that I'll HAVE to write it down in the journal made me think twice before eating. It make me assess whether I am really hungry or eating out of sheer boredom- something I tend to do. Plus, I also set a daily calorie requirement and I know when I'm getting near the limit. Mine kind of looks like this. I couldn't get the picture on here.
I also keep a daily record of my weight. So far so good. It's not hard and doesn't take much effort. I carry a little notebook with me wherever I go and add on to it after eating. I can hear CC calling me a loser now. Oh, but I HAVE to take it with me, because then it's all "out of sight out of mind" and I end up eating so much and not remembering how much of what I ate. Then I can't do an accurate estimate of calories consumed. I think they have online journals where it adds the calories for you. But I prefer doing it on my own, because I don't have internet on my phone I can take a little book with me everywhere.
Have any of you tried this? Would you want to try it? Personally, I think it's great for what I'm trying to do and also dieters. I'll keep this up and let you know how it goes in a few weeks - months.