Food Diaries Guarantee Weight Loss (Vol. 1, No. 3)

by Theresa on March 27, 2012

The pen may be mightier than the scale when it comes to losing weight.

There IS a guarantee for weight loss right at your fingertips! Keeping a food diary of all meals and snacks eaten 
is the most important tool in successful weight loss. You might say you “don’t like keeping a food diary”. Study after study show that people who keep a food diary ALWAYS LOSE WEIGHT.

You may think you know what you eat, but you most likely don’t. Keeping a food diary forces you to look to the complete picture. It will help you see when you are consuming too many calories. When keeping a food diary, you write down 
every food and drink that passes through your lips. This helps you start to become aware of habits and patterns that 
have contributed to your current weight. Then you can start to make small changes in what and how much you eat.

HOW DO YOU START KEEPING A FOOD DIARY?
Choose a food diary that works for you. You can create your own or:

1) download our food diary.
2) use an on‐line or smart phone app. like one of these:
www.my4itnesspal.com or
www.loseit.com or
www.sparkpeople.com or
http://massivehealth.com (The Eatery)

Find the way that works best for you. Stay tuned! Next month, you will learn about access to our secure, online patient portal wherein you can track your personal goals for free.

Read the rest of the tips by downloading the flyer here.

2012: Vol. 1, No. 3 www.danceoutdiabetes.org 1-877-765-4386 By Michelle Barth, MS, RD, CDE

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