One of the most effective and proven ways to stay on track with healthy food choices is by keeping a food journal because it allows you to examine your diet and be accountable for every bite you eat. If you don't have time to write down your meals and snacks throughout your day, it can be impossible to remember everything you ate once you sit down with your food journal at night.
Here's a helpful tip: take photos of all your meals and snacks right before you enjoy them. Don't forget to snap a shot of the three Hershey's Kisses you grabbed from your co-worker's desk — those count too. Click a pic of your beverages as well. Then when you get home, you can peruse your photos and accurately write down every morsel. Keeping track of your daily diet through photos will not only help you see how many calories you're consuming, but it might also make you think twice about reaching for that second cookie.
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