Research News

March 2012 Issue

Track Food and Exercise to Keep Your Weight Loss on Target

A sample from the stovetop, a nibble on the sly—it’s so easy to slip into a state of mindless noshing, even when you’re trying to lose weight. Unaware of how much you consume, those seemingly innocent bites can net weighty calories and sabotage your goals. Tracking your eating through self-monitoring—noting each morsel you consume in a food diary—is tied to proven weight loss and weight management. Self-monitoring creates an awareness of the amount you eat, your eating behaviors, and situations that threaten positive eating behaviors.

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