Tracking meals in advance helps me stay on target. I make better decisions by selecting what to eat BEFORE I am hungry, and am less prone to cravings. The best part is that I don't have to feel guilty about indulging in a glass of wine with dinner since I've already planned ahead for it! I do this with exercise too - the idea of having to log in to reduce miles run from 3 to 2 is enough to keep me on the treadmill a bit longer, and it's a great feeling to log back in and ADD a mile to the run!
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Try tracking in the morning so you are accountable all day. It is important to make the time. Set your computer up in the kitchen if it helps, that way all your foods are right there and as you are packing your lunch you are logging it. Only bring to work what you tracked to eat.
Another great option if you have a smartphone is the SP application so you can track the foods on your phone as you eat them. If you are out with your friends, it doesn't look like tracking, but rather texting.
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