My own personal experience attests to the power of writing down one’s food. I have been maintaining an over 100-pound weight loss since 2003 by adopting a long-term, holistic approach to wellness that included writing down everything I ate.
Keeping a food journal was instrumental to my success—it provided me with the awareness and accountability I needed to take responsibility for my well being. I got to see exactly what, when, and how much I was eating, which enabled me to take positive action, such as planning meals in advance, eliminating trigger foods, and choosing healthy portions.
Even though I’ve been maintaining a healthy weight for several years now, I still keep a daily food journal as part of my lifelong commitment to wellness. I know that if keeping a food journal helped me to achieve my goals, it can help you to achieve yours.