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Food Diaries?


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S: 21st4lb C: 14st1lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.8 Loss: 7st3lb(33.89%)
I have kept a food diary for the last year and a bit and it helps ( I'm on my 3rd notebook now lol ). It helps me keep track of what I'm eating, helps me pin point any potential blips etc. Some people keep a diary online, but I prefer to have a note book in my kitchen. Every time I eat something, it gets written down. Before I go to bed at night, I write down what I plan to have the next day for my meals and stick to it.
Research has shown that people who keep food diaries will consistently lose weight, and those who continue with their food diaries once they get to their target, will maintain that weight loss.
Word of advice though. A food diary will only help if you are honest about what you are eating. If you *forget* to write in anything then it defeats the purpose of the diary :)


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I've just started keeping a food diary at weekend, am doing it on my laptop, in Excel, here it is.....(I'm not saying follow this exactly, obviously, but this is what is working for me so far, I've lost 3kg in 12 days, it is quite long too!..) Hope it helps!

2 Shredded Wheat with skimmed milk 217 3.2
2 small jacket spuds with cottage cheese 320 3
king prawns (200g)200 1.2
200g tinned tomatoes32 0.2
(onion, spinach, chillis, lemon) 0 0
brown rice 218 1.6
Strawberry Muller Rice 220 4.4

Daily total = 1207 cals 13.6 fat
Cornflakes and skimmed milk 300 5
2 x wholemeal pittas 284 1.8
tin of tuna in spring water 146 0.6
(onions, cucumber) 0 0
tin of chickpeas182 4.7
passata 100 1
wholemeal pitta 142 0.9
(spinach, onion, tomatoes, chilli peppers 0 0
Strawberry Muller Rice 220 4.4
Daily total Cals1374 Fat 18.4

2 Shredded Wheat with skimmed milk 217 3.2
2 small jacket spuds with cottage cheese320 3
cup a soup43 0.2
chicken breast118 1.4
prawns 50 1
passata 100 1
brown rice 218 1.6
chestnut mushrooms 130 0.5
3 x small apples, 3 x small satsumas 0 0
Daily total Cals 1079 Fat 11.9

Have had to edit it as it woulsn't copy over from Excel.....
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'this time i'll do it!'
S: 17st7.5lb C: 17st2lb G: 12st7.5lb BMI: 39.9 Loss: 0st5.5lb(2.24%)
i go on another site called 'my fitness pal' and on there is a daily food tracker were you can add food from lists or submit your own,
it tells you how much fat,carbs,protein etc that you have eaten.
it also has an excercise bit that you fill in and it adds this to your daily charts.
i find it helps me see were im going wrong

sharon x

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