How to Start a Food Journal

A food journal can be a reliable ally whether you are trying to lose 10 pounds or 100. You can use it to track calories, note victories large and small, and to calculate where you have gone astray. There are a couple ways to start a food journal; it really depends on your style, time, and inclination.

On-the-Go Journalist

Those who are on the go need to have a food journal that is quick and easy to use. This type of person does best with premade journals that have built-in calorie calculators, journal entry areas, and automatic tallies. This kind of journal is usually found online and can be purchased or found on free community websites.

Journal websites make it easy to add pertinent information without searching, adding, and subtracting. It is all done automatically and stored for later. This is great for travelers who carry a laptop or people who would rather use a keyboard than a pencil.

Laid Back Journalist

Those who aren’t too worried about getting everything perfect and would like to take time to journal about their eating habits may do better with a simple spiral bound notebook that has lots of room for thoughts, ideas, and figures.

Just remember that laid back doesn’t mean lazy. Tally your calories everyday so that you can get a full picture of your food intake.

A food journal works best when it's combined with a diet plan that specifies how many calories you should be eating. In general, the more specific plans, like this Fatloss4idiots review, compliment a food journal better. You can keep track of whether you're being faithful to the diet or not and whether or not it generates results. No matter which type of food journal you decide to start, make a weekly note of your weight so that you can see how the numbers match to your weight loss goals. A journal is useless if it isn’t used to help to move you in a positive direction.