Trying to take off the baby weight? Keep a food journal

Filed under: Your Pregnancy, Health & Safety: Babies, In The News

I wish I could blame my extra padding on my kids. Can pregnancy make you gain wait before you've even conceived? No? It's my own fault then.

Maggie over at That's Fit wrote a post about a recent study that found that people who keep a food diary lose twice as much weight as those who don't. I don't know about you, but I'd love to lose twice as much weight! Wait... can you double zero?

Food journaling is definitely a commitment. But not only does it help keep track of the number of Hershey's Kisses calories you've eaten in a day, it's also a valuable learning tool when it comes to portion sizes. I can convince myself that that second scoop of ice cream only adds a few extra calories to the bowl, but once I write it down, it's all there in black-and-white.

Want to try food journaling? You can make your own journal, use an online calorie tracking site like FitDay, or buy a preprinted journal -- whatever suits your needs

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.