Oct 302010
 

It is a very good idea to keep a diet food diary with you to keep a record of your daily consumed calories etc. This will not only help for keeping a track record, but a journal will also be a real catalyst in terms of boosting up your motivation, maintaining metabolism and calorie burning process. Here are reasons why you should start to write in the journal today. You must know how many calories you consume, on average every day, you are following either a weight loss or weight gain program.

It’s hard to have an idea of calories burned daily if you are eating erratically without having a track record. And if you try to approximate, then the margin of error is high so the chances of failure of your dieting routine will certainly fail. Now there are many online food diaries are available for weight gain or loss.

Eating between meals: This is one of the main factors responsible for the accumulation of excess pounds. Whenever you want proof, think about what you ate yesterday. So, remember about breakfast, lunch and dinner, but what about the chocolate bar in the afternoon nibble? Or bag of potato chips/snacks that you emptied watching TV. No need to remember if you mention all these acts in your diet food diary.

You have a balanced diet or not: Browsing your weekly journal, you have a picture in front of the whole week and so, it will be easier to calculate which of the foods are to be altered, included or removed. Remember that the key to success a diet plan is to follow the rules honestly, which is by the person, non other than you, who has to prove it.

You’ll learn why you gain weight: You’ll know precisely which are moments of great weakness, when you feel the need to “stick” to a cake or ice cream. Finding your plus and minus points in eating will definitely help you  to decide how to make your diet plan successful and achieving your goal.

Therefore as much as possible, try to write every step that shows what are the circumstances in which you refused a particular food. Beyond that, doing so you will be able to seek constructive solutions of the issues that are really affecting your weight fluctuations. You will definitely realize how many times you got success or failure to achieve your daily calorie goals.

Diet will give real results: Of course it’s mainly about the motivation and encouragement. For instance, when you feel discouraged due to your goal failures, you can go to you food book records and find why that diet did not give the expected results (or not so quickly as per your expectations).

You may think that a food diary is really not very important, but still it can also not be neglected outright. Psychological role in the success of a diet plan is essential. It is preferable to keep the log as a table, to pass periodically review calories. Do not forget to book a special section where you write the fortnightly or monthly success. Paste your monthly photos in sequence to encourage yourself to get the weight goals. And finally, do not hesitate to get rewarded for your performances.