A Word About: Food Diaries

So, since I rushed away earlier and really didn’t go into the importance of a Food Diary, I’d like to explore that a little further now. Why you ask? Because it’s important.

A food diary helps you with any kind of diet. When you’re overhauling your life it’s important that you know what you’re eating and drinking throughout the day. Not only does it make it a lot easier to see where you might be going wrong it also helps you keep track of your calories and lets you know if you can have that extra bit of pumpkin.

Now, you can keep a handwritten one, and put the numbers in yourself if you’re so inclined and you feel up to the task. Remember, the easier something is the more likely you’re going to keep it up! That’s one of the main reasons why I’m an advocate for apps or websites.

Here’s a few examples for food diary apps:

  • Calorific
  • The Eatery
  • Evernote
  • Lose it!
  • MyFitnessPal
  • My Food Diary

I’ve only used MyFitnessPal, so I can’t speak to the others, but you’ll have to figure out what works best for you.  The trick is to find what you like, whether it’s an app or website, and stick with it – make it work for you. Most apps are Android, iPhone, and Windows compatible, so I’m sure you can find something you like out there.  It’s important to make this change, and it will make your changeover to a low carb lifestyle so much easier I can’t stress it enough!

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