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A latte on the way to the office, a bagel when you get there, a sandwich for lunch, fruit in between and a helping of pasta in the evening… If you want to reach your ideal weight, you should be mindful of what you are eating day in and day out. The best way to do this is to track EVERYTHING that you eat and drink, small snacks, multiple cups of coffee with creamer and sugar. You get the idea.

Tracking your food has multiple benefits; here are just a few:

Food Tracking Creates Awareness

A donut here, a can of coke there and a small snack in between: it’s sometimes hard to eat healthy on a busy schedule. At the end of the day, there’s usually not much time to remember all the food you ate during the day. But if you take the time to do it, you’ll soon realize that you probably ate way more calories than you wanted to. A food tracking app (like MyFitnessPal) can help you gain more awareness of your own eating behaviors.

Food Tracking Creates Accountability

If you are trying to lose weight, a food tracking app is a great choice for you: if you consistently keep track of everything, you’ll think twice next time before eating certain foods.

Food Tracking Shows Your Progress

The longer you track your food with your app, the more information you will have at your disposal. You can look at the entries for the last few days and weeks and see what is working well (and what isn’t). Have you lost a few pounds, perhaps? Keep track of the progress you make – it will help you stick with your healthy diet and reach your goal!

MyFitnessPal is available on both Android and iOS.

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