Maintain a digital food diary to help you keep track of what you eat and stay committed to your weight goals during this calorie heavy time of year.
MyFitnessPal is a good friend of mine and it should be yours too. If you’ve never heard of this amazing mobile app, stop what you’re doing right now and go download it to your phone or mobile device.
MyFitnessPal is by far one of the easiest ways to keep track of everything you eat and drink plus the number of calories associated with it. They have HUGE, ever-growing, user-database of just about every food, web recipe, and fast food take-out meal you can imagine, including nutrition info.
First, weigh yourself and then decide on whether you want to maintain your current weight or go for actually losing a few pounds over the next few weeks. Follow the instructions in the “Goals” section and enter your particulars. You will be given a total max daily calorie intake based on what you entered.
Now, go about your business using the priceless bar code reader to scan any retail food item for the exact calorie count per serving. For fresh fruits and vegetables, you type in the search and you get calorie results based on size, fresh or frozen and the like.
You now have complete knowledge of how many calories you are consuming and total control over the decision to go above or stay below your “Goals”.
Download MyFitnessPal mobile app and set up your profile
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