Benefits of a food journal
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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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