Write Down Everything You Eat

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 pm — Filed under:

The reason you should write down everything you eat is an awareness issue. It’s really easy to eat one potato chip here and five M&M’s here, but when you add up all those little tastes and bites, it can pile on the pounds.

This article from Slashfood talks about just that and gives you the calorie counts for small quantities of food that might end up in your mouth.

Even after years of eating healthy, I find that I do better when I’m writing down everything I eat. Part of it is awareness and part of it is laziness. If I know I have to log the food, sometimes I’m just too lazy to eat it.


3 Responses to “Write Down Everything You Eat”

  1. www.iportion.com Says:

    I still have to write it all down it doesn’t go away even though you hit goal.

  2. Patrick Says:

    This is something I might do for a week at the most for awareness but as a lifestyle I think it’s better to replace your idle eating time with more activity or buy healthier foods to begin with. I think writing everything down all the time borders on an obsessive complusive behavior. I have family members that struggle with O.C. so I don’t make that comment lightly.

  3. anonymous Says:

    I’m with Patrick on this one, I think that writing down everything you eat can bring obsession to the eating process. I prefer to focus on intutive eating and health at every size. That is, I eat when I’m hungry, and stop when I’m not, and let my weight fall where it may. I’d rather focus on buying and eating healthy foods than buying “100-calorie packs” of garbage so that I can easily track my calorie intake.

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