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A food diary is a useful tool to help people improve their health. It can help you understand your eating habits and help you identify what foods you eat regularly.
In a weight-loss study, participants who kept a daily food record lost twice as much weight as those who did not keep a record.
Also jot down where you are eating, what else you're doing while eating, who you eat with, and how you feel while eating.
Step back and look what you've recorded. Look for trends, patterns, or habits. You might consider these questions:
Once you know which areas you can improve, set one or two healthy eating goals using the SMART goal format. That is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based.
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Measuring your food can give you an idea of what a serving looks like. Measuring cups are handy, but they're even better when used with the scale. Weighing gives you a better understanding of a serving.
If you don't have a scale or cups, there are some very rough ways to estimate serving size metrics. For instance, your fist is about the same amount of volume as one cup, and the palm of your hand as four ounces of meat.
An app or a pen and paper can be used to track what you're eating
Ultimately, choosing the right app is a matter of preference.