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Food Diary

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Many clients come to Live Fit to lose weight, the first thing I ask my clients to begin doing when weight loss is their main priority is to start a food diary. What is a food diary you ask, it is when you write EVERYTHING down that you eat. Writing down what you eat makes you more aware of what you are actually putting in your body. Maybe that handful of Cheez-its when you are making your kids school lunch isn’t a big deal but when you add the couple pieces of candy you picked up at the communal candy bowl and then a small bowl of ice cream at the end of the night and you add up all those calories and you have eaten an extra 300-400 calories.


There was a study of 1,700 people conducted by the Kaiser Center for Health Research, in which dieters who kept a food diary for six months lost twice as much weight as those who kept no food record. The reason for this is writing down what you eat makes you accountable for every bit of food that goes into your mouth. Keeping a food diary can also reduce or eliminate mindless eating, such as stuffing chips into your mouth while watching television. Knowing you’ll need to write down those 50 chips or 10 chocolate-chip cookies can be a powerful motivator for skipping them.


A tool I like to suggest to my clients is an app called My Fitness Pal. This app allows you to enter your food nutrition by scanning the bar code of store bought food or look up nutrition info for most restaurants. If you have any additional questions about weight loss don’t hesitate to contact us!