Food Journal Your Way to Weight Loss Success

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Holding yourself accountable for everything you eat makes a huge impact on your weight loss success. And now technology makes it even easier.
Air Date: 12/17/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Jim White, RD
JimWhite-BioPic resized bestJim graduated Summa Cum Laude from Youngstown University in Ohio with a B.A. in Nutrition. He is credentialed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Registered Dietitian and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist. On November 1, 2005, Jim opened his first Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. He soon outgrew this studio and opened a larger one in November 2006 on Laskin Road followed by an additional location in 2009 off Great Neck Road, both in Virginia Beach. Jim and his team have helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds. He is currently the National Spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has the reputation of being one of the top health professionals in the country.
Food Journal Your Way to Weight Loss Success
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:

Calorie King

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.