Keeping A Food Journal Will Increase Your Chances Of Fitness Success

There is no doubt about it: 70% to 80% of your exercise goal success or failure will depend on a good nutrition plan. I can give you a great menu plan to follow day to day. It is up to YOU to follow the nutrition plan.

Here is another fact: research has proven that you will have a better chance of succeeding with your nutrition plan and fat loss if you keep a food journal. By logging your actual food choices, you are holding yourself accountable throughout the day. You will also be forced to plan your meals better.

In your food journal you should note:

1) List food, calories and serving sizes for every snack or meal. List details such as meats, drinks, vegetables, fruits, etc. For each meal, list why you ate--such as you were angry, sad, happy, hungry, etc. This is very important because moods can affect food choices. You need to know your motivations for eating!

2) Did you eat at home, at a fast food joint, restaurant, etc. Eating on the go can wreck your nutrition plan! Include this information with every meal.

3) Compare your food journal with your nutrition plan every day! This is the ultimate check on yourself and your eating habits.

A food journal will also help protect you from binge eating.

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About Mark


Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.