Tempted by Pop-Tarts on Tuesday? Step away from the snickerdoodles – and step up to this secret of successful dieters: a food journal, used by Carrie Underwood for slimming down and staying in country western queen shape.
Here’s how to make a food journal kick away those Cookie Monster cravings:
- Write down every morsel you eat and the calories – that taste of peanut butter on the knife, for example, contains 80 calories, according to Dr. Oz.
- New research suggests that just writing it down – with no changes – for one week can help! For example: if you eat that Pop-Tart…it will be there in your journal. It can make you re-consider – and go for a 90-calorie snack bar instead!
- After a week, go through your journal. Set a goal for small changes for the next week.