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Putting pen to paper and eating every few hours could shake around seven kilos, according to US research revealing some of the simplest weight loss methods yet.

Keeping a food journal     -2.7kg

Eating regularly     -3.6kg

Declining lunch invites    -2.3kg

Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


1. Be honest: record everything you eat

2. Be accurate: measure portions, read labels

3. Be complete: include details such as how the food was prepared, and the addition of any toppings or condiments

4. Be consistent: always carry your food diary with you or use a diet-tracking application on your smartphone

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