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05 January 2012

Food diaries are the way to go for weight loss

If you're trying to lose weight, it might be time to keep a notebook and pen handy. Dieters who keep food records lose twice as much weight as dieters who don't, research shows.

If you're trying to lose weight, it might be time to keep a notebook and pen handy.

Some participants were also instructed to keep food diaries to record how much food they ate every day. “Hands down, the most successful weight-loss method was keeping a record of what you eat,” said senior researcher Victor Stevens (Gupta, 2008).

  • What they're eating
  • How much they're eating
  • Which foods are contributing the most to conditions such as obesity

 
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