The best way to lose weight is to eat meals robust in protein and vegetables and to assure our daily consumption of carbohydrates (complex!) and fats are within recommended guidelines. Tracking what you eat can be revealing. The USDA MyPlate is one source for guidelines on a healthy eating plan. Below is a link to the USDA site, which includes a resource for online tracking of the food you eat. Two other programs are included, My Fitness Pal, and Spark People. There’s lots more out there, too. Each of them will let you know what food group you may be over consuming.
We’re all busy and the thought of keeping track of everything we eat and getting familiar with a new program might seem daunting, however, the effort, if you are serious about losing weight, is worth it, even if only for a few days. Weight Watchers and other proven-to-be-successful programs include a food tracking component that brings greater awareness to what you’re eating. Try it. I promise that knowing you’ll have to log (admit ) to what you eat will make you think twice before taking that bite.