If you put no thought into what you are eating every day then you will NOT lose weight. Can you remember what you ate yesterday? Or the day before that? Or even today? If you cannot, then you probably did not eat something worth remembering. Meaning it was never any good for your body in the first place! If you want to lose weight you need to start thinking about what’s going into your body, and how much you’re eating. So I suggest starting a food diary! Have you ever heard of the junk food diet? Neither have I. No one has ever lost weight eating junk food. You need to write down every day what you’re putting into your mouth and examine it like a detective. Really look for those processed foods that you’re eating and find ways to cut those out. Look for hidden calories in the drinks you’re consuming, watch the calories in alcohol and mixers. Alcohol has a lot of calories in it and can really hinder your weight-loss. So, if you’re trying to lose weight I would suggest cutting out or limiting your alcohol intake. If you’re not happy with your weight and you have not reached your weight loss goal, then you need to start a food diary. You’ll be surprised how many extra calories you sneak in throughout the day and how little you think you actually eat.

Check out the following phone apps that allow you to count calories, add pics, or make notations about your meals:

  • Meal Logger
  • My Fitness pal
  • Calorie counter and diet tracker
  • Ultimate food value diary plus
  • My Diet Diary
  • My Plate Calorie Counter

Check out the following article below regarding the top 11 fitness apps:

Cohen, J. (January 7, 2015). 11 Health and Fitness Apps that Achieve Top Results. (January 8, 2015), http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2015/01/07/the-11-top-health-fitness-apps-that-achieve-t-he-best-results/3/

If you are interested in visiting with myself or a dietitian, please call us today. 817-850-1100

Meagan Johnson, PA-C, RD

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* Note: Results may vary from person to person. Ultimate Bariatrics makes no guarantees regarding weight loss. The material on this website is meant for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice.