Want a surefire way to lose weight? Become aware of what you eat and decide to make better choices one bite at a time! The best way to begin is by keeping track of what you eat in a Food Journal. A great app that is free is, My Fitness Pal. Knowing your eating habits, and fueling your body properly will keep energy levels steady, help with weight loss and can keep it off.
Most of us have a general idea of what we eat any given day. When keeping a Food Journal, you may be surprised to really find out what, when, and how much (or little) you eat! Our bodies need a nutrient-dense, interval based eating schedule for optimal health. Regular healthy meals and snacks every few hours even helps speed your metabolism by challenging it to keep processing instead of storing them as fat.
I know it doesn't sound like much fun to keep track of what you eat, but by logging your food intake, you keep yourself accountable, and hopefully will make better food choices. Maybe you'll even start making that food-mood connection (i.e. Do you crash after having sugar/carbs? Does that food baby slow you down? Do you feel like a bad dog after that donut?)
I challenge you to keep track of what you eat for even just a few days to see what you learn. Remember that knowledge is power, and knowing your eating habits will help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Maintaining a good diet is sometimes the most challenging exercise of all!