Dieting can be really tough.
Keeping track of calories, or carbs or preservatives or meal times or portion size or specific weight of food items can be maddening.
A new study found that women who kept a food journal lost more weight than dieters who didn't.
It was discovered that journalers didn't skip meals or eat out at restaurants as often.
The lead researcher in the study said:
"The more accountable you are, the better you are going to do at weight loss. A food journal is one of the easiest ways to keep track of what you are eating. If you write it down, it seems more real. If you don't, it's so easy to pretend to yourself that you didn't eat that much."
So, documenting what you eat forces you to be very aware of what you had.
No one want to look at their diary and see "one slice chocolate cake" in the lunch section.
Start that food journal!