One of the great things about using a food tracker to count calories and account for the foods that you eat on a daily basis is that it can help you make healthier choices in the foods that are taking in. Many people use a journal to help them lose weight, and itâ€™s been found that people who do keep track of the foods that they eat on a daily basis end up losing twice as much weight as those who do not. Thatâ€™s a great incentive to keep going with a journal even when your motivation starts to slip away.
Most people who try to lose weight by using a calorie tracker have a set daily or weekly goal for the number of calories that they take in. It has been found that taking in fewer calories will help you lose weight, no matter what type of diet you are on or where those calories come from. Using a tracker helps you make healthier choices because healthier foods tend to make you feel fuller than unhealthy â€œempty calorieâ€ foods. Nobody likes to feel hungry all the time and when you find that you are more satisfied it can be easier to stick to you calorie goals and lose weight.
Another helpful way that keeping a weight loss journal can help you make healthier choices is that it gives you a visual representation and accountability for what you eat. Even if you are solely accountable to yourself, if all you see in your journal is junk food, it could be a great incentive to make a few changes to your diet. When you use an online or mobile journal to track the foods that you eat it becomes very easy to stay on top of your daily food and calorie intake, especially if you donâ€™t forget to count your beverages as well!