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Top weight loss tip: Keep a food diary

Keeping a food diary will help dieters in their plight to lose weight, according to the British Dietetic Association.

Sian Porter, a spokesperson for the association, said that creating an honest account of what is eaten in a week is a “great starting point” for dieters.

“The first step is to look at your diet and throw out all the rubbish that you don’t need and the second thing is look how at much fruit and vegetables and whole grain that you’re having,” she said.

Ms Porter went on to suggest that controlling portion size is also highly important for those wanting to shed a few pounds.

Her comments follow the recent publication of a survey conducted by Shape Smart, which sadly revealed that nine out of ten dieters see their attempts to shift weight end in failure.

Ms Porter suggested that to avoid being one of these failed slimmers, people should keep a close eye on the caloric content of everything they eat.

Have you ever tried keeping a food diary?


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18 May
2010
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  • Penny

    This is probably a good idea- but what I tend to do is eat something on the go and then it totally slips my mind that I would need to add it to a diary. Usually there quite healthy snacks so its not as though Im pigging out on bad foods. If I had the time this would be something very useful.

  • Carrie

    I do keep a food diary and find it really helps me to keep track of what im eating. it has also helped me to lose weight as well as keeping it off! 🙂

  • poppie

    this is a great idea, i always snack through the day when i’m at uni, it’s even worse when i’m doing my assignments because i don’t have time to eat a proper meal so just eat fast food or sweets!!! the joys of being a student haha