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Dear Food Diary...

Dear Diary: Today was a bad day. Tommy told Rachel that I am stupid. I used to love Tommy, but now I love Bobby.
Thanks for listening! xoxo- Fit

Remember the days? Diaries are back, but this time with food in mind.

When it comes to controlling a healthy weight, your downfall could simply be that you're losing track of your calorie intake. One of the best ways to aid in shedding a few pounds is to jot down a food diary. Try it for just one day... you'll really see that everything you put into your body matters. Remember to add specific things that would allow you to decipher your eating patterns (portion size, times, where, with whom, etc). This is also a great way to see if you're getting enough fruits and veggies per day.

For example, I recently found myself pigging out randomly each month and nothing (and I mean nothing) could satisfy my appetite. So I started a food diary and then I was able to realize that my pigging out was directly related to Aunt Flo (or that time of the month). Now that I know, I am able to figure out how to combat it rather than to think I have completely lost my mind.

Fit's Tip: Remember to list sauces and condiments. They can always up your calorie intake more than you expected.

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