When you're trying to lose weight, tracking your food and fitness is crucial — but that doesn't mean it's easy. The good news is there's no wrong or right way to keep food and activity records. What matters is that you choose something that works for you.
Use a tracking system that's easy to use — not one that's so complicated that it becomes an obstacle in itself. It should also be something you can keep handy when you need it. Some good tracking tools include: online diet and fitness journals, apps, wearable devices, web or computer-based logs, or good old pen and paper logs.
Don't be afraid to experiment. If one tracking system ends up being too cumbersome — or not detailed enough — try another until you find one that's right for you. Once you've figured out your preferred system, use these tips to make tracking a breeze.
There isn't a one-size-fits-all formula. It comes down to what works best for you. No matter what method you choose, remember to be honest. The more accurate your records are, the more useful they'll be.
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