Have you tried to lose weight many times and failed, but you can't figure out why it's not working?
Keeping a journal and writing down your food may seem like a hassle, but it has been proven to be a surefire way to make yourself accountable for exactly what you're putting in your mouth... and on your hips.
It also helps you really think about your food choices and recognize all the ways you unintentionally sabotage your weight loss with just a bite of this or another helping of that. It all adds up, and whether you are keeping track or not, your body certainly is.
There are some great food journaling apps available, and making use of them can make it easier for you to get control of the eating habits that are keeping you stuck in a rut. Some of our favorites are:
Melanie Cole, MS, and Jim White, RD, discuss the benefits of food journaling, the best apps to help you do it, and how it can be the one real way to lose that weight once and for all.