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October Weight Loss Challenge: Day 17 Food Journal

Welcome to Day 17 of the October Weight Loss Challenge!

Charting your food intake is a good way to track your weight loss progress.

Do you use a food journal? How about an online journal?

How has using a journal helped you in your weight loss journey?

If you don't use a journal, how do you track the amount of food or calories you consume daily?



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by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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dream528
by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I tried keeping somewhat of a food/calorie intake journal through one of those free-to-use websites. I didn't really like it, though!  I found that by counting every last thing I was eating, I put restrictions on myself that I resented and sort of set the stage to fail.

I know a lot of folks find success with those...but I was not one of them.

fnlyhappy65
by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM

 I use my fitness pal to track my food and exercise.

MaskedMomma
by Member on Oct. 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM

 yes I do but not online.

It's helped me because I can look and see what nutrients I'm lacking in my diet and if I'm eating enough or too much of things.

Augmama2be
by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I do not currently use a journal. I used one when I did weight watchers and it worked great.


mommieof1b4g
by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM

i dont & i dont track my food intake


chunkyhoney78
by Member on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I have used a journal before but this time around I haven't. Im counting carbs not calories I can do it pretty good in my head right now since I'm at 50 grams a day now once I started to increase my carb intake then I might need to have something like this to help keep track.

ripemango
by Member on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

i use myfitnesspal. it does make a difference but i feel like i become obsessive about it. i kind of hate it but becoming obsessive about it is how i can lose or maintain. if i don't track, i gain


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red_head_mommy2
by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

 not sure if you can call it journal or not but i log all my food and wrkouts n myfitness pal. it has helped me so much.

EslingerCrew11
by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM
Sometimes I use myfitnesspal.com... Its great for keeping track of what I eat and my calories
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Idntreallycare
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM
I log on myfitnesspal, if only it helped me lose weight
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